Spiking activity of neurons in macaque dorsal visual cortex during a fixation and saccade task.

Dataset

Title Spiking activity of neurons in macaque dorsal visual cortex during a fixation and saccade task.
Authors Morris Adam P, Bremmer Frank, Krekelberg, Bart
Description The data includes spike times (1 ms resolution) for single neurons recorded extracellularly in macaque areas LIP (74), VIP (107), and MT/MST (95). Fixation targets (red LEDs, diameter: 0.5°, luminance: 0.4 cd/m2) were back projected onto a translucent screen (size: 60° × 60°). All experiments were performed in the dark (luminance < 0.01 cd/m2). To prevent dark adaptation, room lights were briefly switched on prior to a new set of trials for at least a couple of seconds. At the beginning of each trial, the monkey maintained gaze (within 1° of error) on a target at one of five positions ([0,0],[-10,10],[-10,-10],[10,-10],[10,10]). After 1000ms, the target stepped 10° either rightward or downward. The animal performed a saccade to the new position within 500ms and maintained fixation for another 1000ms. All trial types were interleaved in a pseudorandom order. Eye position was tracked using binocular scleral search coils and digitized offline at a sampling rate of 1000Hz. Saccade onset (offset) was defined as the first time point at which eye velocity reached more (less) than 30% of the peak velocity observed within 80-600ms after the onset of the target (stepping forward and backward in time from the peak).
License CC0 (http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0)
References Morris AP, Bremmer F and Krekelberg B (2016) The Dorsal Visual System Predicts Future and Remembers Past Eye Position. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 10:9. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2016.00009
Funding DFG, SFB/TRR 135
Keywords Eye-position
Macaque
Parietal
Saccades
Data This dataset can be browsed online here or downloaded as a zip archive (166 MB). The current version of the dataset repository, possibly with updates, can be found here.
DOI 10.12751/g-node.97bc14
Source Repository Churan/Morris_et_al_Frontiers_2016
Citation This dataset can be cited as:
Morris AP, Bremmer F, Krekelberg B (2017) Spiking activity of neurons in macaque dorsal visual cortex during a fixation and saccade task. G-Node. doi: 10.12751/g-node.97bc14
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