A back-propagation programmed network that simulates response properties of a subset of posterior parietal neurons

Nature. 1988 Feb 25;331(6158):679-84. doi: 10.1038/331679a0.


Neurons in area 7a of the posterior parietal cortex of monkeys respond to both the retinal location of a visual stimulus and the position of the eyes and by combining these signals represent the spatial location of external objects. A neural network model, programmed using back-propagation learning, can decode this spatial information from area 7a neurons and accounts for their observed response properties.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Macaca
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Parietal Lobe / physiology*
  • Photic Stimulation
  • Retina / physiology
  • Visual Perception