Show Reference: "Sensory organization of the superior colliculus in cat and monkey"

Sensory organization of the superior colliculus in cat and monkey In Extrageniculostriate Mechanisms Underlying Visually-Guided Orientation Behavior, Vol. 112 (1996), pp. 301-311, doi:10.1016/s0079-6123(08)63337-3 by Mark T. Wallace, Barry E. Stein edited by Masao Norita, Takehiko Bando, Barry E. Stein
    author = {Wallace, Mark T. and Stein, Barry E.},
    booktitle = {Extrageniculostriate Mechanisms Underlying Visually-Guided Orientation Behavior},
    doi = {10.1016/s0079-6123(08)63337-3},
    editor = {Norita, Masao and Bando, Takehiko and Stein, Barry E.},
    isbn = {9780444823472},
    keywords = {biology, sc},
    pages = {301--311},
    posted-at = {2014-01-13 12:54:02},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    series = {Progress in Brain Research},
    title = {Sensory organization of the superior colliculus in cat and monkey},
    url = {},
    volume = {112},
    year = {1996}

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Many neurons in the cat and monkey deep SC are uni-sensory.

The uni-sensory, multi-sensory and motor maps of the superior colliculus are in spatial register.

The SC is multisensory: it reacts to visual, auditory, and somatosensory stimuli. It does not only initiate gaze shifts, but also other motor behaviour.

Neural responses in the sc to spatially and temporally coincident cross-sensory stimuli can be much stronger than responses to uni-sensory stimuli.

In fact, they can be much greater than the sum of the responses to either stimulus alone.

Most of the multi-sensory neurons in the (cat) SC are audio-visual followed by visual-somatosensory, but all other combinations can be found.