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J Neurophysiol. 1992 Apr;67(4):1003-5.

How the frontal eye field can impose a saccade goal on superior colliculus neurons.

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Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of California, Los Angeles 90024-1763.

Abstract

Saccades were electrically evoked from the frontal eye field (FEF) of two trained monkeys while saccade-cells were recorded from the intermediate layers of the superior colliculus (SC). We found that FEF microstimulation, eliciting saccades of a given vector, excited SC saccade-cells encoding the same vector and inhibited all others. Such a mechanism can prevent competing commands from arising simultaneously in different structures.

PMID:
1588383
DOI:
10.1152/jn.1992.67.4.1003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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