The intracollicular neuronal network


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© 2004 by CRC Press LLC. While many types of experiments have confirmed that the superior colliculus contributes to the initiation of orienting movements, very little is known at the cellular level about how its intrinsic circuitry performs this function. We currently are addressing this question by using in vitro whole-cell patch-clamp methods to carry out anatomical and physiological analyses of collicular circuitry. The objective of this work is to understand how premotor cells of the intermediate gray layer integrate inputs from sources external to the superior colliculus with the activity of intrinsic collicular circuitry to generate command signals for orienting movements.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Özen, G; Helms, MC; Hall, WC

Published Date

  • January 1, 2003

Book Title

  • The Superior Colliculus: New Approaches for Studying Sensorimotor Integration

Start / End Page

  • 147 - 158

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 0849300975

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780849300974

Citation Source

  • Scopus