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.
KeywordsReceptive Field Parietal Cortex Superior Colliculus Posterior Parietal Cortex Saccade Target
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