Object Representation in the Ventral Premotor Cortex (Area F5) of the Monkey

Akira Murata, Luciano Fadiga, Leonardo Fogassi, Vittorio Gallese, Vassilis Raos, Giacomo Rizzolatti
1997 Journal of Neurophysiology  
The results showed that a high percentage of F5 task-Gallese, Vassilis Raos, and Giacomo Rizzolatti. Object represenrelated neurons responded to the presentation of 3-D objects, tation in the ventral premotor cortex (area F5) of the monkey. J. most of them showing a remarkable object specificity. The Neurophysiol. 78: 2226Neurophysiol. 78: -2230Neurophysiol. 78: , 1997. Visual and motor properties response to objects was present also in the absence of a of single neurons of monkey ventral
more » ... onkey ventral premotor cortex (area F5) subsequent movement directed toward them. Finally, a conwere studied in a behavioral paradigm consisting of four condigruence usually was observed between the type of grip coded tions: object grasping in light, object grasping in dark, object fixaby a given neuron and its object-determined visual retion, and fixation of a spot of light. The employed objects were J428-7RC / 9k1d$$oc21 09-12-97 09:14:22 neupas LP-Neurophys
doi:10.1152/jn.1997.78.4.2226 pmid:9325390 fatcat:gfm4o5x35ncp7nj73fcf2zoiai