A test of an "efferent model" of the function of inferotemporal cortex in visual discrimination

Philip A Schwartzkroin, Alan Cowey, Charles G. Gross

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Paired flashes of light were presented to monkeys under a variety of testing conditions. The amplitude of the evoked response at striate cortex to the second flash was expressed as a percentage of the response to the first flash and plotted against inter-flash interval to yield a recovery function. Bilateral removal of inferotemporal cortex failed to change the recovery function. This result fails to confirm the hypothesis that inferotemporal cortex exerts an inhibitory influence on the visual system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-600
Number of pages7
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1969
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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