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Document type:
Article 
Author(s):
Garrido-Charad, Florencia; Vega-Zuniga, Tomas; Gutierrez-Ibanez, Cristian; Fernandez, Pedro; Lopez-Jury, Luciana; Gonzalez-Cabrera, Cristian; Karten, Harvey J.; Luksch, Harald; Marin, Gonzalo J. 
Title:
``Shepherd's crook″ neurons drive and synchronize the enhancing and suppressive mechanisms of the midbrain stimulus selection network 
Abstract:
The optic tectum (TeO), or superior colliculus, is a multisensory midbrain center that organizes spatially orienting responses to relevant stimuli. To define the stimulus with the highest priority at each moment, a network of reciprocal connections between the TeO and the isthmi promotes competition between concurrent tectal inputs. In the avian midbrain, the neurons mediating enhancement and suppression of tectal inputs are located in separate isthmic nuclei, facilitating the analysis of the ne...    »
 
Keywords:
optic tectum; vision; spatial attention; stimulus selection; isthmi 
Journal title:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
115 
Month:
AUG 7 
Journal issue:
32 
Pages contribution:
E7615-E7623 
Language:
English 
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Publisher:
NATL ACAD SCIENCES 
Print-ISSN:
0027-8424