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Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher
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Patrick Haggard

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231447

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.001.0001

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On the agnosticism of spikes:

On the agnosticism of spikes:

salience, saccades, and attention in the lateral intraparietal area of the monkey

(p.2) (p.3) 1 On the agnosticism of spikes:
Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Angela Gee

Anna Ipata

James W. Bisley

Jacqueline Gottlieb

Michael E. Goldberg

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the role of neural activity in the lateral intraparietal area (LIP) on intention to make saccadic eye movement and on attention in the lateral intraparietal area in monkeys. It describes the results of experiments which reveal that LIP predicts a monkey's attention on a millisecond-by-millisecond basis and is independent from saccade planning. It shows that the activity of LIP predicts the goal and latency of saccades in a free-viewing visual search task and suggests that it provides a salience map which is interpreted by the oculomotor system as a saccade goal when a saccade is appropriate.

Keywords:   intraparietal area, eye movement, attention, monkeys, saccade planning, search task, oculomotor system, neural activity

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