Visual Receptive Fields of Neurons in Inferotemporal Cortex of the Monkey

Science  05 Dec 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3910, pp. 1303-1306
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3910.1303


Neurons in inferotemporal cortex (area TE) of the monkey had visual receptive fields which were very large (greater than 10 by 10 degrees) and almost always included the fovea. Some extended well into both halves of the visual field, while others were confined to the ipsilateral or contralateral side. These neurons were differentially sensitive to several of the following dimensions of the stimulus: size and shape, color, orientation, and direction of movement.

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