Task-related modulation in the monkey inferotemporal cortex

Gyula Sáry, Károly Köteles, Zoltán Chadaide, Tamás Tompa, György Benedek

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The latencies of the neuronal responses from the inferotemporal cortical cells were analyzed in animals performing a visual fixation task and a recognition task with the same stimulus set. A consistent reduction in response latencies of about 10 ms was observed in favor of the recognition task. It was found that behavioral relevance reduces the latency in the inferotemporal cortex and it was concluded that behavioral significance accelerates information processing. This effect has not been described previously.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-82
Number of pages7
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 22 2006



  • Electrophysiology
  • Inferotemporal
  • Latency
  • Monkey
  • Task related
  • Vision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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