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Neuron, Vol. 27, 647652, September, 2000, Copyright 2000 by Cell Press Reaches to Sounds Encoded
 

Summary: Neuron, Vol. 27, 647652, September, 2000, Copyright 2000 by Cell Press
Reaches to Sounds Encoded
in an Eye-Centered Reference Frame
can be converted directly into a limb-centered represen-
tation that is useful for reaches. In this study, we found
that the tuning properties of a significant population of
Yale E. Cohen and Richard A. Andersen*
Division of Biology
California Institute of Technology
PRR neurons is affected more strongly by eye positionPasadena, California 91125
than by limb position. A further analysis indicated that a
significant population of PRR neurons encodes reaches
to sounds in an eye-centered reference frame.Summary
ResultsA recent hypothesis suggests that neurons in the lat-
eral intraparietal area (LIP) and the parietal reach re-
PRR neurons were recorded from two hemispheres of
gion (PRR) encode movement plans in a common
two rhesus macaque monkeys (Macaca mulatta). The
eye-centered reference frame. To test this hypothesis
PRR was identified through both its anatomical location

  

Source: Andersen, Richard - Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine