Direction-specific adaptation in area MT of the owl monkey

Brain Res. 1985 Oct 28;346(1):146-50. doi: 10.1016/0006-8993(85)91105-9.


Single neurons were recorded in owl monkey middle temporal visual cortex (MT). Directional neurons showed direction-selective adaptation to pattern motion: responses to motion in the preferred direction were reduced by adaptation to motion in the preferred direction and enhanced by adaptation in the opposite direction. Non-directional neurons did not show significant adaptation.

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

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Afterimage
  • Animals
  • Aotus trivirgatus
  • Brain Mapping
  • Motion Perception / physiology*
  • Optical Illusions / physiology
  • Temporal Lobe / cytology
  • Temporal Lobe / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / cytology
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*