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Behav Neurosci. 2003 Dec;117(6):1441-7.

Impairments in spatial generalization of visual skills after V4 and TEO lesions in macaques (Macaca mulatta).

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Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


The authors tested the spatial generalization of shape and color discriminations in 2 monkeys, in which 3 visual field quadrants were affected, respectively, by lesions in area V4, TEO, or both areas combined. The fourth quadrant served as a normal control. The monkeys were trained to discriminate stimuli presented in a standard location in each quadrant, followed by tests of discrimination performance in new locations in the same quadrant. In the quadrant affected by the V4 + TEO lesion, the authors found temporary but striking deficits in spatial generalization of shape and color discriminations over small distances, suggesting a contribution of areas V4 and TEO to short-range spatial generalization of visual skills.

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