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    Multisensory maps in parietal cortex

    Sereno, Martin I. and Huang, R.-S. (2014) Multisensory maps in parietal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 24 , pp. 39-46. ISSN 0959-4388.

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    Parietal cortex has long been known to be a site of sensorimotor integration. Recent findings in humans have shown that it is divided up into a number of small areas somewhat specialized for eye movements, reaching, and hand movements, but also face-related movements (avoidance, eating), lower body movements, and movements coordinating multiple body parts. The majority of these areas contain rough sensory (receptotopic) maps, including a substantial multisensory representation of the lower body and lower visual field immediately medial to face VIP. There is strong evidence for retinotopic remapping in LIP and face-centered remapping in VIP, and weaker evidence for hand-centered remapping. The larger size of the functionally distinct inferior parietal default mode network in humans compared to monkeys results in a superior and medial displacement of middle parietal areas (e.g., the saccade-related LIP's). Multisensory superior parietal areas located anterior to the angular gyrus such as AIP and VIP are less medially displaced relative to macaque monkeys, so that human LIP paradoxically ends up medial to human VIP.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
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    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 10:42
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 11:22


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