"/>


doi:

DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1141.2013.E02E50

Zoological Research (动物学研究) 2013/34:2 PP.E50-E61

Visuospatial properties of caudal area 7b in Maca ca fascicularis


Abstract:
To proceed from sensation to movement, integration and transformation of information from different senses and reference frames are required. Several brain areas are involved in this transformation process, but previous neuroanatomical and neurophysiological studies have implicated the caudal area 7b as one particular component of this transformation system. In this study, we present the first quantitative report on the spatial coding properties of caudal area 7b. The results showed that neurons in this area had intermediate component characteristics in the transformation system; the area contained bimodal neurons, and neurons in this area encode spatial information using a hybrid reference frame. These results provide evidence that caudal area 7b may belong to the reference frame transformation system, thus contributing to our general understanding of the transformation system.

Key words:Reference frame,Spatial coding,Receptive field,Area 7b

ReleaseDate:2015-04-16 19:34:20



Andersen RA, Essick GK, Siegel RM. 1985. Encoding of spatial location by posterior parietal neurons. Science, 230(4724): 456-458.

Andersen RA, Asanuma C, Essick G, Siegel RM. 1990a. Corticocortical connections of anatomically and physiologically defined subdivisions within the inferior parietal lobule. J Comp Neurol, 296(1): 65-113.

Andersen RA, Bracewell RM, Barash S, Gnadt JW, Fogassi L. 1990b. Eye position effects on visual, memory, and saccade-related activity in areas LIP and 7a of macaque. J Neurosci, 10(4): 1176-1196.

Andersen RA, Snyder LH, Bradley DC, Xing J. 1997. Multimodal representation of space in the posterior parietal cortex and its use in planning movements. Annu Rev Neurosci, 20(1): 303-330.

Borra E, Belmalih A, Calzavara R, Gerbella M, Murata A, Rozzi S, Luppino G. 2008. Cortical connections of the macaque anterior intraparietal (AIP) area. Cereb Cortex, 18(5): 1094-1111.

Cavada C, Goldman-Rakic PS. 1989a. Posterior parietal cortex in rhesus monkey: II. Evidence for segregated corticocortical networks linking sensory and limbic areas with the frontal lobe. J Comp Neurol, 287(4): 422-425.

Cavada C, Goldman-Rakic PS. 1989b. Posterior parietal cortex in rhesus monkey: I. Parcellation of areas based on distinctive limbic and sensory corticocortical connections. J Comp Neurol, 287(4): 393-421.

Cavada C, Goldman-Rakic PS. 1991. Topographic segregation of corticostriatal projections from posterior parietal subdivisions in the macaque monkey. Neuroscience, 42(3): 683-696.

Clower DM, West RA, Lynch JC, Strick PL. 2001. The inferior parietal lobule is the target of output from the superior colliculus, hippocampus, and cerebellum. J Neurosci, 21(16): 6283-6291.

Clower DM, Dum RP, Strick PL. 2005. Basal ganglia and cerebellar inputs to 'AIP'. Cereb Cortex, 15(7): 913-920.

Colby CL, Duhamel JR, Goldberg ME. 1993. Ventral intraparietal area of the macaque: anatomic location and visual response properties. J Neurophysiol, 69(3): 902-914.

Dong WK, Chudler EH, Sugiyama K, Roberts VJ, Hayashi T. 1994. Somatosensory, multisensory, and task-related neurons in cortical area 7b (PF) of unanesthetized monkeys. J Neurophysiol, 72(2): 542-564.

Duhamel JR, Bremmer F, BenHamed S, Graf W. 1997. Spatial invariance of visual receptive fields in parietal cortex neurons. Nature, 389(6653): 845-848.

Duhamel JR, Colby CL, Goldberg ME. 1998. Ventral intraparietal area of the macaque: congruent visual and somatic response properties. J Neurophysiol, 79(1): 126-136.

Fattori P, Galletti C, Battaglini PP. 1992. Parietal neurons encoding visual space in a head-frame of reference. Boll Soc Ital Biol Sper, 68(11): 663-670.

Fogassi L, Gallese V, di Pellegrino G, Fadiga L, Gentilucci M, Luppino G, Matelli M, Pedotti A, Rizzolatti G. 1992. Space coding by premotor cortex. Exp Brain Res, 89(3): 686-690.

Fogassi L, Gallese V, Fadiga L, Luppino G, Matelli M, Rizzolatti G. 1996. Coding of peripersonal space in inferior premotor cortex (area F4). J Neurophysiol, 76(1): 141-157.

Fogassi L, Luppino G. 2005. Motor functions of the parietal lobe[J]. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 15(6): 626-631.

Fuchs AF, Robinson DA. 1966. A method for measuring horizontal and vertical eye movement chronically in the monkey. J Appl Physiol, 21(3): 1068-1070.

Gallese V, Murata A, Kaseda M, Niki N, Sakata H. 1994. Deficit of hand preshaping after muscimol injection in monkey parietal cortex. Neuroreport, 5(12): 1525-1529.

Galletti C, Battaglini PP, Fattori P. 1993. Parietal neurons encoding spatial locations in craniotopic coordinates. Exp Brain Res, 96(2): 221-229.

Galletti C, Battaglini PP, Fattori P. 1995. Eye position influence on the parieto-occipital area PO (V6) of the macaque monkey. Eur J Neurosci, 7(12): 2486-2501.

Gentilucci M, Scandolara C, Pigarev IN, Rizzolatti G. 1983. Visual responses in the postarcuate cortex (area 6) of the monkey that are independent of eye position. Exp Brain Res, 50(2-3): 464-468.

Graziano MS, Gross CG. 1993. A bimodal map of space: somatosensory receptive fields in the macaque putamen with corresponding visual receptive fields. Exp Brain Res, 97(1): 96-109.

Graziano MS, Yap GS, Gross CG. 1994. Coding of visual space by premotor neurons. Science, 266(5187): 1054-1057.

Graziano MS, Hu XT, Gross CG. 1997. Visuospatial properties of ventral premotor cortex. J Neurophysiol, 77(5): 2268-2292.

Graziano MS. 1999. Where is my arm? The relative role of vision and proprioception in the neuronal representation of limb position. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 96(18): 10418-10421.

Gregoriou GG, Borra E, Matelli M, Luppino G. 2006. Architectonic organization of the inferior parietal convexity of the macaque monkey. J Comp Neurol, 496(3): 422-451.

Leinonen L, Hyvärinen J, Nyman G, Linnankoski I. 1979. I. Functional properties of neurons in lateral part of associative area 7 in awake monkeys. Exp Brain Res, 34(2): 299-320.

Luppino G, Murata A, Govoni P, Matelli M. 1999. Largely segregated parietofrontal connections linking rostral intraparietal cortex (areas AIP and VIP) and the ventral premotor cortex (areas F5 and F4). Exp Brain Res, 128(1-2): 181-187.

Matelli M, Gallese V, Rizzolatti G. 1984. Neurological deficit following a lesion in the parietal area 7b in the monkey. Boll Soc Ital Biol Sper, 60(4): 839-844.

Matelli M, Camarda R, Glickstein M, Rizzolatti G. 1986. Afferent and efferent projections of the inferior area 6 in the macaque monkey. J Comp Neurol, 251(3): 281-298.

Murata A, Gallese V, Kaseda M, Sakata H. 1996. Parietal neurons related to memory-guided hand manipulation. J Neurophysiol, 75(5): 2180-2186.

Murata A, Gallese V, Luppino G, Kaseda M, Sakata H. 2000. Selectivity for the shape, size, and orientation of objects for grasping in neurons of monkey parietal area AIP. J Neurophysiol, 83(5): 2580-2601.

Robinson CJ, Burton H. 1980. Organization of somatosensory receptive fields in cortical areas 7b, retroinsula, postauditory and granular insula of M. fascicularis. J Comp Neurol, 192(1): 69-92.

Rozzi S, Calzavara R, Belmalih A, Borra E, Gregoriou GG, Matelli M, Luppino G. 2006. Cortical connections of the inferior parietal cortical convexity of the macaque monkey. Cereb Cortex, 16(10): 1389-1417.

Sakata H, Taira M, Murata A, Mine S. 1995. Neural mechanisms of visual guidance of hand action in the parietal cortex of the monkey. Cereb Cortex, 5(5): 429-438.

Schlack A, Sterbing-D'Angelo SJ, Hartung K, Hoffmann KP, Bremmer F. 2005. Multisensory space representations in the macaque ventral intraparietal area. J Neurosci, 25(18): 4616-4625.

Taira M, Mine S, Georgopoulos AP, Murata A, Sakata H. 1990. Parietal cortex neurons of the monkey related to the visual guidance of hand movement. Exp Brain Res, 83: 29-36.