Visual claustrum: topography and receptive field properties in the cat

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Science  03 Apr 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4490, pp. 87-89
DOI: 10.1126/science.7209525


A region containing visually responsive cells was found in the dorsocaudal claustrum. This area contains a single orderly map of the contralateral visual field. Like cortical cells, most claustral cells are selective for stimulus orientation. They are binocular, and they respond to either direction of movement and to a broad range of velocities. Their most striking property is a marked preference for very long stimuli.