The comparative anatomy of frontal eye fields in primates
Cortex. 2019-03-01; :
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1. Cortex. 2019 Mar 21. pii: S0010-9452(19)30091-7. doi:
The comparative anatomy of frontal eye fields in primates.
Petit L(1), Pouget P(2).
(1)Groupe d’Imagerie Neurofonctionnelle, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives
– UMR 5293, CNRS, CEA University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
(2)Institute du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière (ICM), UMRS 975 INSERM, CNRS
7225, UMPC, Paris, France. Electronic address: .
The frontal eye filed (FEF) is a relatively small frontal region that has been
intensely studied. It received multiple definitions that help to locate it with
some discrepancies between non-human primates and humans. The goal of this review
is to provide an inter-species comparison of the location, extent, and boundaries
of the FEF through the multiple anatomical and functional methodologies that has
been used for its description as an oculomotor-associated area. We therefore
propose a new orientation for using white matter fibers co-localizations between
frontal structures to study their evolution and clarify the FEF homologies in
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