Auditory modulation of the inferior temporal cortex neurons in rhesus monkey

P. Kaposvári, P. Csibri, G. Csete, T. Tompa, G. Y. Sáry

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Abstract

We performed a systematic study to check whether neurons in the area TE (the anterior part of inferotemporal cortex) in rhesus monkey, regarded as the last stage of the ventral visual pathway, could be modulated by auditory stimuli. Two fixating rhesus monkeys were presented with visual, auditory or combined audiovisual stimuli while neuronal responses were recorded. We have found that the visually sensitive neurons are also modulated by audiovisual stimuli. This modulation is manifested as the change of response rate. Our results have shown also that the visual neurons were responsive to the sole auditory stimuli. Therefore, the concept of inferotemporal cortex unimodality in information processing should be re-evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S93-S99
JournalPhysiological Research
Volume60
Issue numberSUPPL.1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

Keywords

  • Auditory modulation
  • Inferotemporal cortex
  • Monkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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    Kaposvári, P., Csibri, P., Csete, G., Tompa, T., & Sáry, G. Y. (2011). Auditory modulation of the inferior temporal cortex neurons in rhesus monkey. Physiological Research, 60(SUPPL.1), S93-S99.