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Vision Res. 1986;26(1):63-80.

Anatomical and physiological asymmetries related to visual areas V3 and VP in macaque extrastriate cortex.


This report provides an overview of the functional organization of cortex immediately anterior to area V2 in extrastriate visual cortex of the macaque monkey. Contrary to previous suggestions that a single area, V3, lies anterior to V2, we have obtained evidence that this strip of cortex includes two separate areas, V3 and the ventral posterior area, VP. The evidence supporting this conclusion is based on dorso-ventral asymmetries in cortico-cortical connections, myeloarchitecture, and single-unit physiological properties relating to the processing of information about color and motion.

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