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Middle temporal area

Name: Middle temporal area
Description: The term "middle temporal visual area" was first used by Allman and Kaas (1971) for a region of the owl monkey brain located on the "caudal third of the middle temporal gyrus." Functionally, it contains "a complete representation of the contralateral half of the visual field... This representation of the visual field (MT) corresponds to a histologically distinct area adjacent and rostral to area 19... The horizontal meridian divides MT into a lateral portion representing the upper visual quadrant and a medial portion representing the lower quadrant. The center of gaze is represented in the caudal portion of MT bordering area 19."
Abbreviation: MT, MT(V5)
Is part of: Cerebral cortex
Super-category: Regional part of brain
URL: Allman JM, Kaas JH. 1971 A representation of the visual field in the caudal third of the middle tempral gyrus of the owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Brain Res. 1971 31:85-105.
*Id: nlx_anat_20090308
PMID: PMID 4998922
Defining criteria: cyto-architecture, myelo-architecture[1]
Organism: Aotus trivirgatus
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Defining Criteria: cyto-architecture, myelo-architecture [1]
Cyto-architecture defining Criteria: "Stained with thionin, MT is distinguished from adjoining cortex by less dense cell packing in cortical layers IV and VI" (Allman & Kaas, 1971). [1]
Myelo-architecture defining Criteria: "The most distinguishing feature of MT is its heavy myelination" (Allman & Kaas, 1971). [1]
Topography defining Criteria: located on the "caudal third of the middle temporal gyrus."


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Allman JM & Kaas JH (1971) A representation of the visual field in the caudal third of the middle tempral gyrus of the owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Brain Res 31: 85-105 PubMed
  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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Notes

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Facts about Middle temporal areaRDF feed
AbbrevMT, MT(V5)  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
CytoDefiningCriteria"Stained with thionin, MT is distinguished from adjoining cortex by less dense cell packing in cortical layers IV and VI" (Allman & Kaas, 1971).
DefiningCitationAllman JM, Kaas JH. 1971 A representation of the visual field in the caudal third of the middle tempral gyrus of the owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus). Brain Res. 1971 31:85-105.  +
DefiningCriteriacyto-architecture, myelo-architecture  +
DefinitionThe term "middle temporal visual area" was The term "middle temporal visual area" was first used by Allman and Kaas (1971) for a region of the owl monkey brain located on the "caudal third of the middle temporal gyrus." Functionally, it contains "a complete representation of the contralateral half of the visual field... This representation of the visual field (MT) corresponds to a histologically distinct area adjacent and rostral to area 19... The horizontal meridian divides MT into a lateral portion representing the upper visual quadrant and a medial portion representing the lower quadrant. The center of gaze is represented in the caudal portion of MT bordering area 19." e caudal portion of MT bordering area 19."
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Idnlx_anat_20090308  +
Is part ofCerebral cortex  +
LabelMiddle temporal area  +
ModifiedDate14 November 2012  +
MyeloDefiningCriteria"The most distinguishing feature of MT is its heavy myelination" (Allman & Kaas, 1971).
PMID4998922  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SpeciesAotus trivirgatus  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
TomoDefiningCriterialocated on the "caudal third of the middle temporal gyrus."