Direction-specific adaptation in area MT of the owl monkey

Steven E. Petersen, James F. Baker*, John M. Allman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-150
Number of pages5
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 28 1985


  • extrastriate cortex
  • middle temporal area
  • motion aftereffect
  • owl monkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology


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