Visual input to the visuomotor mechanisms of the monkey's parietal lobe

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Science  30 Sep 1977:
Vol. 197, Issue 4311, pp. 1381-1383
DOI: 10.1126/science.408924


A newly identified class of neurons of the parietal cortex, studied in waking monkeys (Macaca mulatta), is activated by visual stimuli, perhaps via the retino-collicular visual pathway. This afferent input is thought to provide the visual cues activating the visuomotor mechanisms of the parietal lobe for the direction of visual attention.