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Visual input to the pons was studied by anatomical and physiological methods. Cortical area 18 sends a dense projection to the rostral pons. Pontine cells respond best to targets moving in a preferred direction over a large receptive field, which usually includes the center of gaze. The results suggest a role for pontocerebellar pathways in visual control of movement.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Science

Publication Date

08/12/1972

Volume

178

Pages

1110 - 1111

Keywords

Action Potentials, Animals, Cats, Nerve Degeneration, Photic Stimulation, Photoreceptor Cells, Pons, Sensory Receptor Cells, Staining and Labeling, Visual Cortex, Visual Fields, Visual Pathways