Title
Neurons in macaque area V4 acquire directional tuning after adaptation to motion stimuli Neurons in macaque area V4 acquire directional tuning after adaptation to motion stimuli
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Biology
Veterinary medicine
Source (journal)
Nature neuroscience. - London
Volume/pages
8(2005) :5 , p. 591-593
ISSN
1097-6256
1546-1726
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
Neurons in area V4 of the macaque are generally not selective for direction of motion, as judged from their response to directional stimuli presented after a baseline condition devoid of movement. We used motion adaptation to investigate whether stimulation history influences direction-of-motion selectivity. We found that classically nondirectional V4 neurons develop direction-of-motion selectivity after adaptation, an observation that underscores the dynamic nature of functional cortical architecture.