Show Reference: "Receptive-Field Organization of Monkey Superior Colliculus"

Receptive-field organization of monkey superior colliculus. Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 35, No. 2. (March 1972), pp. 187-201 by Max Cynader, Nancy Berman
    author = {Cynader, Max and Berman, Nancy},
    issn = {0022-3077},
    journal = {Journal of Neurophysiology},
    keywords = {biology, monkeys, receptive-fields, sc},
    month = mar,
    number = {2},
    pages = {187--201},
    pmid = {4623918},
    posted-at = {2014-05-20 10:19:43},
    priority = {2},
    title = {Receptive-field organization of monkey superior colliculus.},
    url = {},
    volume = {35},
    year = {1972}

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Visual receptive fields in the deeper SC are larger than in the superficial SC.

Visual receptive fields in the superficial monkey SC do vary substantially in RF size with RF eccentricity.

The neurons in the superficial (rhesus) monkey SC do not exhibit strong selectivity for specific shapes, stimulus orientation, or moving directions. Some of them do show selectivity to stimuli of specific sizes.

The activity profiles for stimuli moving through superficial SC neuron RFs shown in Cynader and Berman's work look similar to Poisson-noisy Gaussians, however, the authors state that the strength of a response to a stimulus was the same regardless where in the activating region it was shown.

The neurons in the superficial (rhesus) monkey SC largely prefer moving stimuli over non-moving stimuli.

In the intermediate layers of the monkey SC, neurons have a tendency to reduce or otherwise their reaction to presentations of the same stimulus over time.

There are marked differences in the receptive field properties of superficial cat and monkey SC neurons.