Information Processing in the Temporal Lobe Visual Cortical Areas of Macaques

  • Edmund T. Rolls
Part of the Research Notes in Neural Computing book series (NEURALCOMPUTING, volume 3)


Visual pathways project by a number of cortico-cortieal stages from the primary visual cortex, the striate cortex, until they reach the inferior temporal visual cortex, area TE (Cowey, 1979; Gross, 1973; Desimone and Gross, 1979; Seltzer and Pandya, 1978; Rolls, 1990a,d; see Fig. 1). The inferior temporal cortex is among the highest unimodal visual cortical areas known. In addition, there are a set of cortical areas in the anterior part of the superior temporal sulcus which also receive visual inputs (Seltzer and Pandya, 1978; Baylis, Rolls and Leonard, 1987) (see Fig. 1). Of these areas, TPO receives inputs from temporal, parietal and occipital cortex; PGa and IPa from parietal and temporal cortex; and TS and TAa primarily from auditory areas (Seltzer and Pandya, 1978).


Temporal Lobe Pyramidal Cell Neuronal Network Superior Temporal Sulcus Input Stimulus 
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  • Edmund T. Rolls
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  1. 1.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland

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