Neuronal Responses Related to Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements in the Periarcuate Cortical Area of Monkeys

Masaki Tanaka, Kikuro Fukushima
1998 Journal of Neurophysiology  
Tanaka, Masaki and Kikuro Fukushima. Neuronal responses dences for the involvement of frontal cortex in the control related to smooth pursuit eye movements in the periarcuate cortical of saccades can be found in earlier reports (e.g., Bizzi 1968; area of monkeys. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 28-47, 1998. To examine Goldberg 1985, Bruce et al. 1985 ; Robinson and how the periarcuate area is involved in the control of smooth Fuchs 1969), the role of the frontal cortex in guiding smooth pursuit eye
more » ... pursuit eye movements, we recorded 177 single neurons while pursuit eye movement is relatively recent. Within this demonkeys pursued a moving target in the dark. The majority (52%, cade, a number of behavioral observations in patients and 92/177) of task-related neurons responded to pursuit but had little 28 0022-3077/98 $5.00
doi:10.1152/jn.1998.80.1.28 pmid:9658026 fatcat:g526qthhdnh5pm2kmphlwoqede