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Target Selection for Reaching and Saccades Share a Similar Behavioral Reference Frame in the Macaque
 

Summary: Target Selection for Reaching and Saccades Share a Similar
Behavioral Reference Frame in the Macaque
HANSJ ¨ORG SCHERBERGER,1
MELVYN A. GOODALE,2
AND RICHARD A. ANDERSEN1
1
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125; and 2
Department of Psychology,
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A5C2, Canada
Submitted 30 October 2002; accepted in final form 18 November 2002
Scherberger, Hansjo¨rg, Melvyn A. Goodale, and Richard A.
Andersen. Target selection for reaching and saccades share a similar
behavioral reference frame in the macaque. J Neurophysiol 89: 1456­
1466, 2003. First published November 20, 2002; 10.1152/jn.00883.
2002. The selection of one of two visual stimuli as a target for a motor
action may depend on external as well as internal variables. We
examined whether the preference to select a leftward or rightward
target depends on the action that is performed (eye or arm movement)
and to what extent the choice is influenced by the target location. Two
targets were presented at the same distance to the left and right of a

  

Source: Andersen, Richard - Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology
Scherberger, Hansjörg - German Primate Center & Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Physics