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mapping visual cortex in monkeys and humans using surface-based atlasesWe have used surface-based atlases of the cerebral cortex to analyze the functional organization of visual cortex in humans and macaque monkeys. The macaque atlas contains multiple partitioning schemes for visual cortex, including a probabilistic atlas of visual areas derived from a recent architectonic study, plus summary schemes that reflect a combination of physiological and anatomical evidence. The human atlas includes a probabilistic map of eight topographically organized visual areas recently mapped using functional MRI. To facilitate comparisons between species, we used surface-based warping to bring functional and geographic landmarks on the macaque map into register with corresponding landmarks on the human map. The results suggest that extrastriate visual cortex outside the known topographically organized areas is dramatically expanded in human compared to macaque cortex, particularly in the parietal lobe.
Document ID
20040112471
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Van Essen, D. C.
(Washington University, School of Medicine 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, United States)
Lewis, J. W.
Drury, H. A.
Hadjikhani, N.
Tootell, R. B.
Bakircioglu, M.
Miller, M. I.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Publication Information
Publication: Vision research
Volume: 41
Issue: 11-Oct
ISSN: 0042-6989
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: EY02091
CONTRACT_GRANT: R01 MH60974-06
CONTRACT_GRANT: EY09258
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Non-NASA Center
NASA Discipline Neuroscience