Vision, Movement, and The Monkey Brain


Graziano, M. S. A., & Gross, C. G. (1997). Vision, Movement, and The Monkey Brain. In H. Sakata, A. Mikami, & J. Fuster (Ed.), The Association Cortex: Structure and Function (pp. 219-232) . Harwood Academic Publishers.
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We find it effortless to reach toward or avoid nearby objects.  However, the spatial and visuo-motor computations must be quite complicated, especially since our eyes, head, limbs, body, and the objects themselves may be continually changing positions. How does the brain construct a representation of the visual space surrounding the body, and how does this representation guide movement?

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