Distance modulation of neural activity in the visual cortex

Academic Article


  • Humans use distance information to scale the size of objects. Earlier studies demonstrated changes in neural response as a function of gaze direction and gaze distance in the dorsal visual cortical pathway to parietal cortex. These findings have been interpreted as evidence of the parietal pathway's role in spatial representation. Here, distance-dependent changes in neural response wre also found to be common in neurons in the ventral pathway leading to inferotemporal cortex of momkeys. This result implies that the information necessary for object and spatial scaling is common to all visual cortical areas.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Science  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Dobbins AC; Jeo RM; Fiser J; Allman JM
  • Start Page

  • 552
  • End Page

  • 555
  • Volume

  • 281
  • Issue

  • 5376