Evidence for the lateral intraparietal area as the parietal eye field

Richard A. Andersen, Peter R. Brotchie, Pietro Mazzoni
1992 Current Opinion in Neurobiology  
It has long been appreciated that the posterior parietal cortex plays a role in the processing of saccadic eye movements. Only recently has it been discovered that a small cortical area, the lateral intraparietal area, within this much larger area appears to be specialized for saccadic eye movements. Unlike other cortical areas in the posterior parietal cortex, the lateral intraparietal area has strong anatomical connections to other saccade centers, and its cells have saccade-related responses
more » ... that begin before the saccades. The lateral intraparietal area appears to be neither a strictly visual nor strictly motor structure; rather it performs visuomotor integration functions including determining the spatial location of saccade targets and forming plans to make eye movements. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 1992, 2:84&846 Abbreviations LIP-lateral intraparietal area; VIP-ventral intraparietal area. 840 @ Current Biology Ltd ISSN 09594388 Evidence for the lateral intraparietal area as the parietal eye field Andersen, Brotchie and Mazzoni 841 SCHIAG J, SCHLAG-REY M: Evidence for a Supplementary Eye Field.
doi:10.1016/0959-4388(92)90143-9 pmid:1477549 fatcat:dsmxxztj6bezveuwxzenongfgy