Space and Salience in Parietal Cortex

  • Keith D. Powell
  • Carol L. Colby
  • Jacqueline Gottlieb
  • Makoto Kusunoki
  • Michael E. Goldberg


The parietal cortex has long been thought to participate in the neural mechanisms underlying visual attention, spatial perception, and eye movements (Critchley 1953). This review will begin by describing the attentional and spatial aspects of saccadic performance in a patient with a frontoparietal deficit, and then show how single neuron activity in one particular area, the lateral intraparietal area (LIP) renders the clinical deficits understandable in neurophysiological terms.


Receptive Field Parietal Cortex Superior Colliculus Posterior Parietal Cortex Saccade Target 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith D. Powell
    • 1
  • Carol L. Colby
    • 2
  • Jacqueline Gottlieb
    • 1
  • Makoto Kusunoki
    • 1
    • 3
  • Michael E. Goldberg
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Sensorimotor ResearchNational Eye InstituteBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neuroscience and Center for the Neural Basis of CognitionUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physiology NihonUniversity School of MedicineTokyo 173Japan
  4. 4.Department of Neurology GeorgetownUniversity School of MedicineUSA

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