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Exp Brain Res. 2001 Jul;139(1):53-8.

Pre-excitatory pause in frontal eye field responses.

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Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA.

Abstract

We report a new characteristic of the presaccadic activity of the neurons in the frontal eye field of macaque monkeys. A fraction of neurons exhibited a significant pause in discharge rate preceding the excitatory visual or movement-related response. This pre-excitatory pause, which has been observed in striate and extrastriate visual areas, may represent a resetting of neural activation for detailed visual processing or saccade preparation.

PMID:
11482843
DOI:
10.1007/s002210100750
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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