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John Maunsell, PH.D.

TitleAlice and Rodman W. Moorhead III Professor of Neurobiology
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentNeurobiology
AddressHarvard Medical School
Neurobiology, Goldenson Bldg Rm 201
220 Longwood Ave
Boston MA 02115
Phone617/432-6779
Fax617/734-6791

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  1. Histed MH, Maunsell JH. Cortical neural populations can guide behavior by integrating inputs linearly, independent of synchrony. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 7; 111(1):E178-87.
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  2. Glickfeld LL, Histed MH, Maunsell JH. Mouse primary visual cortex is used to detect both orientation and contrast changes. J Neurosci. 2013 Dec 11; 33(50):19416-22.
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  3. Maunsell J. Cover videos. J Neurosci. 2013 Aug 7; 33(32):12909.
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  4. Ray S, Ni AM, Maunsell JH. Strength of gamma rhythm depends on normalization. PLoS Biol. 2013 Feb; 11(2):e1001477.
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  5. Ghose K, Maunsell JH. A strong constraint to the joint processing of pairs of cortical signals. J Neurosci. 2012 Nov 7; 32(45):15922-33.
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  6. Kang I, Maunsell JH. Potential confounds in estimating trial-to-trial correlations between neuronal response and behavior using choice probabilities. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Dec; 108(12):3403-15.
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  7. Ni AM, Ray S, Maunsell JH. Tuned normalization explains the size of attention modulations. Neuron. 2012 Feb 23; 73(4):803-13.
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  8. Histed MH, Ni AM, Maunsell JH. Insights into cortical mechanisms of behavior from microstimulation experiments. Prog Neurobiol. 2013 Apr; 103:115-30.
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  9. Kreiman G, Maunsell JH. Nine criteria for a measure of scientific output. Front Comput Neurosci. 2011; 5:48.
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  10. Histed MH, Carvalho LA, Maunsell JH. Psychophysical measurement of contrast sensitivity in the behaving mouse. J Neurophysiol. 2012 Feb; 107(3):758-65.
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  11. Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. When attention wanders: how uncontrolled fluctuations in attention affect performance. J Neurosci. 2011 Nov 2; 31(44):15802-6.
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  12. Ray S, Maunsell JH. Network rhythms influence the relationship between spike-triggered local field potential and functional connectivity. J Neurosci. 2011 Aug 31; 31(35):12674-82.
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  13. Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. Using neuronal populations to study the mechanisms underlying spatial and feature attention. Neuron. 2011 Jun 23; 70(6):1192-204.
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  14. Bosking WH, Maunsell JH. Effects of stimulus direction on the correlation between behavior and single units in area MT during a motion detection task. J Neurosci. 2011 Jun 1; 31(22):8230-8.
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  15. Ray S, Maunsell JH. Different origins of gamma rhythm and high-gamma activity in macaque visual cortex. PLoS Biol. 2011 Apr; 9(4):e1000610.
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  16. Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. A neuronal population measure of attention predicts behavioral performance on individual trials. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 10; 30(45):15241-53.
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  17. Ray S, Maunsell JH. Differences in gamma frequencies across visual cortex restrict their possible use in computation. Neuron. 2010 Sep 9; 67(5):885-96.
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  18. Maunsell J. New feature: Disease Focus. J Neurosci. 2010 Jul 28; 30(30):9957.
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  19. Lee J, Maunsell JH. The effect of attention on neuronal responses to high and low contrast stimuli. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Aug; 104(2):960-71.
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  20. Ni AM, Maunsell JH. Microstimulation reveals limits in detecting different signals from a local cortical region. Curr Biol. 2010 May 11; 20(9):824-8.
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  21. Lee J, Maunsell JH. Attentional modulation of MT neurons with single or multiple stimuli in their receptive fields. J Neurosci. 2010 Feb 24; 30(8):3058-66.
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  22. Cohen MR, Maunsell JH. Attention improves performance primarily by reducing interneuronal correlations. Nat Neurosci. 2009 Dec; 12(12):1594-600.
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  23. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. The neuroscience peer review consortium. Brain Struct Funct. 2009 Sep; 213(4-5):359-61.
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  24. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. Neurosci Lett. 2009 Jun 19; 457(1):1-2.
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  25. Dulay MF, Murphey DK, Sun P, David YB, Maunsell JH, Beauchamp MS, Yoshor D. Computer-controlled electrical stimulation for quantitative mapping of human cortical function. J Neurosurg. 2009 Jun; 110(6):1300-3.
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  26. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. Neuroinformatics. 2009 Jun; 7(2):89-91.
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  27. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. Neural Dev. 2009; 4:10.
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  28. Murphey DK, Maunsell JH, Beauchamp MS, Yoshor D. Perceiving electrical stimulation of identified human visual areas. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Mar 31; 106(13):5389-93.
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  29. Lee J, Maunsell JH. A normalization model of attentional modulation of single unit responses. PLoS One. 2009; 4(2):e4651.
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  30. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. The Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. Eur J Neurosci. 2009 Feb; 29(3):435-6.
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  31. Saper CB, Maunsell JH. Neuroendocrinologies membership of the Neuroscience Peer Review Consortium. Neuroendocrinology. 2009; 89(1):1-2.
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  32. Saper CB, Maunsell JH, Sagvolden T. The neuroscience peer review consortium. Behav Brain Funct. 2009; 5:4.
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  33. Murphey DK, Maunsell JH. Electrical microstimulation thresholds for behavioral detection and saccades in monkey frontal eye fields. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 May 20; 105(20):7315-20.
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  34. Ghose GM, Maunsell JH. Spatial summation can explain the attentional modulation of neuronal responses to multiple stimuli in area V4. J Neurosci. 2008 May 7; 28(19):5115-26.
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  35. Maunsell J. The NIH Public Access Policy. J Neurosci. 2008 Apr 16; 28(16):4109.
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  36. Yoshor D, Bosking WH, Lega BC, Sun P, Maunsell JH. Local cortical function after uncomplicated subdural electrode implantation. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg. 2008 Jan; 108(1):139-44.
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  37. Yoshor D, Ghose GM, Bosking WH, Sun P, Maunsell JH. Spatial attention does not strongly modulate neuronal responses in early human visual cortex. J Neurosci. 2007 Nov 28; 27(48):13205-9.
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  38. Lee J, Williford T, Maunsell JH. Spatial attention and the latency of neuronal responses in macaque area V4. J Neurosci. 2007 Sep 5; 27(36):9632-7.
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  39. Murphey DK, Maunsell JH. Behavioral detection of electrical microstimulation in different cortical visual areas. Curr Biol. 2007 May 15; 17(10):862-7.
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  40. Yoshor D, Bosking WH, Ghose GM, Maunsell JH. Receptive fields in human visual cortex mapped with surface electrodes. Cereb Cortex. 2007 Oct; 17(10):2293-302.
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  41. Boudreau CE, Williford TH, Maunsell JH. Effects of task difficulty and target likelihood in area V4 of macaque monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Nov; 96(5):2377-87.
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  42. Williford T, Maunsell JH. Effects of spatial attention on contrast response functions in macaque area V4. J Neurophysiol. 2006 Jul; 96(1):40-54.
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  43. Maunsell JH, Treue S. Feature-based attention in visual cortex. Trends Neurosci. 2006 Jun; 29(6):317-22.
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  44. Ferrera VP, Maunsell JH. Motion processing in macaque V4. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Sep; 8(9):1125; author reply 1125.
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  45. DiCarlo JJ, Maunsell JH. Using neuronal latency to determine sensory-motor processing pathways in reaction time tasks. J Neurophysiol. 2005 May; 93(5):2974-86.
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  46. Cook EP, Maunsell JH. Attentional modulation of motion integration of individual neurons in the middle temporal visual area. J Neurosci. 2004 Sep 8; 24(36):7964-77.
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  47. Maunsell JH. Neuronal representations of cognitive state: reward or attention? Trends Cogn Sci. 2004 Jun; 8(6):261-5.
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  48. Yang T, Maunsell JH. The effect of perceptual learning on neuronal responses in monkey visual area V4. J Neurosci. 2004 Feb 18; 24(7):1617-26.
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  49. DiCarlo JJ, Maunsell JH. Anterior inferotemporal neurons of monkeys engaged in object recognition can be highly sensitive to object retinal position. J Neurophysiol. 2003 Jun; 89(6):3264-78.
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  50. Ghose GM, Maunsell JH. Attentional modulation in visual cortex depends on task timing. Nature. 2002 Oct 10; 419(6907):616-20.
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  51. Cook EP, Maunsell JH. Dynamics of neuronal responses in macaque MT and VIP during motion detection. Nat Neurosci. 2002 Oct; 5(10):985-94.
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  52. Maunsell JH, Cook EP. The role of attention in visual processing. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2002 Aug 29; 357(1424):1063-72.
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  53. Ghose GM, Yang T, Maunsell JH. Physiological correlates of perceptual learning in monkey V1 and V2. J Neurophysiol. 2002 Apr; 87(4):1867-88.
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  54. Cook EP, Maunsell JH. Attentional modulation of behavioral performance and neuronal responses in middle temporal and ventral intraparietal areas of macaque monkey. J Neurosci. 2002 Mar 1; 22(5):1994-2004.
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  55. DiCarlo JJ, Maunsell JH. Form representation in monkey inferotemporal cortex is virtually unaltered by free viewing. Nat Neurosci. 2000 Aug; 3(8):814-21.
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  56. McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH. Attention to both space and feature modulates neuronal responses in macaque area V4. J Neurophysiol. 2000 Mar; 83(3):1751-5.
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  57. Ghose GM, Maunsell J. Specialized representations in visual cortex: a role for binding? Neuron. 1999 Sep; 24(1):79-85, 111-25.
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  58. Treue S, Maunsell JH. Effects of attention on the processing of motion in macaque middle temporal and medial superior temporal visual cortical areas. J Neurosci. 1999 Sep 1; 19(17):7591-602.
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  59. McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH. Effects of attention on the reliability of individual neurons in monkey visual cortex. Neuron. 1999 Aug; 23(4):765-73.
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  60. McAdams CJ, Maunsell JH. Effects of attention on orientation-tuning functions of single neurons in macaque cortical area V4. J Neurosci. 1999 Jan 1; 19(1):431-41.
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  61. Maunsell JH, Ghose GM, Assad JA, McAdams CJ, Boudreau CE, Noerager BD. Visual response latencies of magnocellular and parvocellular LGN neurons in macaque monkeys. Vis Neurosci. 1999 Jan-Feb; 16(1):1-14.
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  62. Sereno AB, Maunsell JH. Shape selectivity in primate lateral intraparietal cortex. Nature. 1998 Oct 1; 395(6701):500-3.
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  63. Gibson JR, Maunsell JH. Sensory modality specificity of neural activity related to memory in visual cortex. J Neurophysiol. 1997 Sep; 78(3):1263-75.
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  64. Marsálek P, Koch C, Maunsell J. On the relationship between synaptic input and spike output jitter in individual neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Jan 21; 94(2):735-40.
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  65. Treue S, Maunsell JH. Attentional modulation of visual motion processing in cortical areas MT and MST. Nature. 1996 Aug 8; 382(6591):539-41.
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  66. Lehky SR, Maunsell JH. No binocular rivalry in the LGN of alert macaque monkeys. Vision Res. 1996 May; 36(9):1225-34.
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  67. Maunsell JH. The brain's visual world: representation of visual targets in cerebral cortex. Science. 1995 Nov 3; 270(5237):764-9.
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  68. Assad JA, Maunsell JH. Neuronal correlates of inferred motion in primate posterior parietal cortex. Nature. 1995 Feb 9; 373(6514):518-21.
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  69. Ferrera VP, Rudolph KK, Maunsell JH. Responses of neurons in the parietal and temporal visual pathways during a motion task. J Neurosci. 1994 Oct; 14(10):6171-86.
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  70. Nealey TA, Maunsell JH. Magnocellular and parvocellular contributions to the responses of neurons in macaque striate cortex. J Neurosci. 1994 Apr; 14(4):2069-79.
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  71. Ferrera VP, Nealey TA, Maunsell JH. Responses in macaque visual area V4 following inactivation of the parvocellular and magnocellular LGN pathways. J Neurosci. 1994 Apr; 14(4):2080-8.
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  72. Page WK, King WM, Merigan W, Maunsell J. Magnocellular or parvocellular lesions in the lateral geniculate nucleus of monkeys cause minor deficits of smooth pursuit eye movements. Vision Res. 1994 Jan; 34(2):223-39.
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  73. Merigan WH, Nealey TA, Maunsell JH. Visual effects of lesions of cortical area V2 in macaques. J Neurosci. 1993 Jul; 13(7):3180-91.
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  74. Merigan WH, Maunsell JH. How parallel are the primate visual pathways? Annu Rev Neurosci. 1993; 16:369-402.
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  75. Pasternak T, Maunsell JH. Spatiotemporal sensitivity following lesions of area 18 in the cat. J Neurosci. 1992 Nov; 12(11):4521-9.
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  76. Maunsell JH, Gibson JR. Visual response latencies in striate cortex of the macaque monkey. J Neurophysiol. 1992 Oct; 68(4):1332-44.
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  77. Ferrera VP, Nealey TA, Maunsell JH. Mixed parvocellular and magnocellular geniculate signals in visual area V4. Nature. 1992 Aug 27; 358(6389):756-61.
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  78. Maunsell JH. Functional visual streams. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1992 Aug; 2(4):506-10.
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  79. Maunsell JH, Sclar G, Nealey TA, DePriest DD. Extraretinal representations in area V4 in the macaque monkey. Vis Neurosci. 1991 Dec; 7(6):561-73.
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  80. Merigan WH, Byrne CE, Maunsell JH. Does primate motion perception depend on the magnocellular pathway? J Neurosci. 1991 Nov; 11(11):3422-9.
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  81. Merigan WH, Katz LM, Maunsell JH. The effects of parvocellular lateral geniculate lesions on the acuity and contrast sensitivity of macaque monkeys. J Neurosci. 1991 Apr; 11(4):994-1001.
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  82. Merigan WH, Maunsell JH. Macaque vision after magnocellular lateral geniculate lesions. Vis Neurosci. 1990 Oct; 5(4):347-52.
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  83. Maunsell JH, Nealey TA, DePriest DD. Magnocellular and parvocellular contributions to responses in the middle temporal visual area (MT) of the macaque monkey. J Neurosci. 1990 Oct; 10(10):3323-34.
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  84. Sclar G, Maunsell JH, Lennie P. Coding of image contrast in central visual pathways of the macaque monkey. Vision Res. 1990; 30(1):1-10.
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  85. Pasternak T, Horn KM, Maunsell JH. Deficits in speed discrimination following lesions of the lateral suprasylvian cortex in the cat. Vis Neurosci. 1989 Oct; 3(4):365-75.
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  86. Maunsell JH. Representation of three-dimensional visual space in the cerebral cortex. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1988 Apr; 66(4):478-87.
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  87. Haenny PE, Maunsell JH, Schiller PH. State dependent activity in monkey visual cortex. II. Retinal and extraretinal factors in V4. Exp Brain Res. 1988; 69(2):245-59.
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  88. Maunsell JH, Van Essen DC. Topographic organization of the middle temporal visual area in the macaque monkey: representational biases and the relationship to callosal connections and myeloarchitectonic boundaries. J Comp Neurol. 1987 Dec 22; 266(4):535-55.
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  89. Schiller PH, Sandell JH, Maunsell JH. The effect of frontal eye field and superior colliculus lesions on saccadic latencies in the rhesus monkey. J Neurophysiol. 1987 Apr; 57(4):1033-49.
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  90. Maunsell JH, Newsome WT. Visual processing in monkey extrastriate cortex. Annu Rev Neurosci. 1987; 10:363-401.
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  91. Newsome WT, Maunsell JH, Van Essen DC. Ventral posterior visual area of the macaque: visual topography and areal boundaries. J Comp Neurol. 1986 Oct 8; 252(2):139-53.
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  92. Schiller PH, Sandell JH, Maunsell JH. Functions of the ON and OFF channels of the visual system. Nature. 1986 Aug 28-Sep 3; 322(6082):824-5.
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  93. Van Essen DC, Newsome WT, Maunsell JH, Bixby JL. The projections from striate cortex (V1) to areas V2 and V3 in the macaque monkey: asymmetries, areal boundaries, and patchy connections. J Comp Neurol. 1986 Feb 22; 244(4):451-80.
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  94. Van Essen DC, Newsome WT, Maunsell JH. The visual field representation in striate cortex of the macaque monkey: asymmetries, anisotropies, and individual variability. Vision Res. 1984; 24(5):429-48.
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  95. Maunsell JH, van Essen DC. The connections of the middle temporal visual area (MT) and their relationship to a cortical hierarchy in the macaque monkey. J Neurosci. 1983 Dec; 3(12):2563-86.
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  96. Maunsell JH, Van Essen DC. Functional properties of neurons in middle temporal visual area of the macaque monkey. II. Binocular interactions and sensitivity to binocular disparity. J Neurophysiol. 1983 May; 49(5):1148-67.
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  97. Maunsell JH, Van Essen DC. Functional properties of neurons in middle temporal visual area of the macaque monkey. I. Selectivity for stimulus direction, speed, and orientation. J Neurophysiol. 1983 May; 49(5):1127-47.
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  98. Van Essen DC, Maunsell JH, Bixby JL. The middle temporal visual area in the macaque: myeloarchitecture, connections, functional properties and topographic organization. J Comp Neurol. 1981 Jul 1; 199(3):293-326.
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  99. Bixby JL, Maunsell JH, Van Essen DC. Effects of motor unit size on innervation patterns in neonatal mammals. Exp Neurol. 1980 Dec; 70(3):516-24.
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  100. Van Essen DC, Maunsell JH. Two-dimensional maps of the cerebral cortex. J Comp Neurol. 1980 May 15; 191(2):255-81.
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