Publications

January 2011

Peer reviewed research papers

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  1. Joiner WM, Cavanaugh J, Wurtz RH. (2013) Compression and suppression of shifting receptive field activity in frontal eye field neurons. J Neurosci. Nov 13;33(46):18259-69.
  2. Wurtz RH (2013) Retrospective. David H. Hubel (1926-2013). Science. Nov 1;342(6158):572.
  3. Joiner WM, Cavanaugh J, FitzGibbon EJ, Wurtz RH (2013) Corollary discharge contributes to perceived eye location in monkeys. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Nov;110(10):2402-13.
  4. Cavanaugh J, Monosov IE, McAlonan K, Berman R, Smith MK, Cao V, Wang KH, Boyden ES, Wurtz RH (2012) Optogenetic inactivation modifies monkey visuomotor behavior. Neuron. Dec 6;76(5):901-7.
  5. Cavanaugh J, Joiner WM, Wurtz RH. (2012) Suppressive surrounds of receptive fields in monkey frontal eye field. J Neurosci. Aug 29;32(35):12284-93.
  6. Joiner WM, Cavanaugh J, Wurtz RH. (2011) Modulation of Shifting Receptive Field Activity In Frontal Eye Field by Visual Salience. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Sep;106(3):1179-90. Epub 2011 Jun 8.

  7. Wurtz RH, McAlonan K, Cavanaugh J, Berman RA. (2011) Thalamic pathways for active vision.Trends Cogn Sci. Apr;15(4):177-84.
  8. Wurtz RH, Joiner WM, Berman RA.(2011) Neuronal mechanisms for visual stability: progress and problems. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 366(1564):492-503. Review.
  9. Berman, R.A., Wurtz, R.H. Signals Conveyed in the Pulvinar Pathway from Superior Colliculus to Cortical Area MT. J. Neurosci. 31: 373-384, 2011.
  10. Berman, R.A., Wurtz, R.H. Functional identification of a pulvinar path from superior colliculus to cortical area MT. J. Neurosci. 30: 63426354, 2010.
  11. Joiner, W. M., Fitzgibbon, E.J., and Wurtz, R.H. Amplitudes and directions of individual saccades can be adjusted by corollary discharge. J. Vision 10(2): 22:1-12, 2010.
  12. Berman, R.A., Joiner, W.M., Cavanaugh, J., and Wurtz, R.H. Modulation of presaccadic activity in the frontal eye field by the superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 101: 2934-42, 2009.
  13. Port, N.L., Wurtz, R.H. Target selection and saccade generation in monkey superior colliculus. Exp Brain Res. 192: 465-77, 2009.
  14. McAlonan, K., Cavanaugh, J., and Wurtz, R.H. Guarding the gateway to cortex with attention in visual thalamus. Nature, 456: 391-394, 2008.
  15. Berman, R.A., Wurtz, R.H. Exploring the pulvinar path to visual cortex. Progress in Brain Research, 171: 467-473, 2008.
  16. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Influence of thalamus on spatial visual processing in frontal cortex. Nature, 444: 374-377, 2006.
  17. Cavanaugh, J. Alvarez, B, and Wurtz, R.H. Enhanced performance with brain stimulation: attentional shift or visual cue? J. Neurosci. 26: 11347-11358, 2006.
  18. Nakahara, H., Morita, K., Wurtz, R.H., and Optican, L.M. Saccade related spread of activity across superior colliculus may arise from asymmetry of internal connections. J. Neurophysiol. 96: 765-774, 2006.
  19. McAlonan, K., Cavanaugh, J., and Wurtz, R.H. Attentional Modulation of Thalamic Reticular Neurons. J. Neurosci. 26: 4444-4450, 2006.
  20. Hanes, D.P., Smith, M.K., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Recovery of saccadic dysmetria following localized lesions in monkey superior colliculus. Exp Brain Res. 160: 312-325, 2005.
  21. Cavanaugh, J., Wurtz, R.H. Subcortical modulation of attention counters change blindness. J. Neurosci. 50: 11236-43, 2004.
  22. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. What the brainstem tells the frontal cortex. I. Oculomotor signals sent from superior colliculus to frontal eye field via mediodorsal thalamus. J. Neurophysiol. 91: 1381-1402, 2004.
  23. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. What the brainstem tells the frontal cortex. II. Role of the SC-MD-FEF pathway in corollary discharge. J. Neurophysiol. 91: 1403-1423, 2004.
  24. Port, N.L., Wurtz, R.H. Sequential activity of simultaneously recorded neurons in the superior colliculus during curved saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 90: 1887-1903, 2003.
  25. Ferraina, S., Pare, M., and Wurtz, R.H. Comparison of cortico-cortical and cortico-collicular signals for the generation of saccadic eye movements. J. Neurophysiol. 87: 845-858, 2002.
  26. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. A pathway in primate brain for internal monitoring of movements. Science, 296: 1480-1482, 2002.
  27. Basso, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Neuronal activity in substantia nigra pars reticulata during target selection. J. Neuroscience, 22: 1883-1894, 2002.
  28. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Frontal eye field sends delay activity related to movement, memory, and vision to the superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 85: 1673-1685, 2001.
  29. Par, M., Wurtz, R.H. Progression in neuronal processing for saccadic eye movements from parietal cortex area LIP to superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 85: 2545-2562, 2001.
  30. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A., Par, M., and Ferraina, S. Signal transformations from cerebral cortex to superior colliculus for the generation of saccades. Vis. Research 41: 3399-3412, 2001.
  31. Hanes, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Interaction of the frontal eye field and superior colliculus for saccade generation. J. Neurophysiol. 85: 804-815, 2001.
  32. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Composition and topographic organization of signals sent from the frontal eye field to the superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 1979-2001, 2000.
  33. Recanzone, G.H., Wurtz, R.H. Effects of attention on MT and MST neuronal activity during pursuit initiation. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 777-790, 2000.
  34. Quaia, C., Par, M., Wurtz, R.H., and Optican, L.M. Extent of compensation for variations in monkey saccadic eye movements. Exp Brain Res. 132: 39-51, 2000.
  35. Port, N.L., Sommer, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H. Multielectrode evidence for spreading activity across the superior colliculus movement map. J. Neurophysiol. 84: 344-357, 2000.
  36. Krauzlis, R.J., Basso, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H. Discharge properties of neurons in the rostral superior colliculus of the monkey during smooth-pursuit eye movements. J. Neurophysiol. 84: 867-891, 2000.
  37. Basso, M.A., Krauzlis, R.J., and Wurtz, R.H. Activation and inactivation of rostral superior colliculus neurons during smooth-pursuit eye movements in monkeys. J. Neurophysiol. 84: 892-908, 2000.
  38. Ferraina, S., Par, M., and Wurtz, R.H. Disparity sensitivity of frontal eye field neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 83: 625-629, 2000.
  39. Recanzone, G.H., Wurtz, R.H. Shift in smooth pursuit initiation and MT and MST neuronal activity under different stimulus conditions. J. Neurophysiol. 82: 1710-1727, 1999.
  40. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Frontal eye field neurons orthodromically activated from the superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 3331-3335, 1998.
  41. Aizawa, H., Wurtz, R. H. Reversible inactivation of monkey superior colliculus. I. Curvature of saccadic trajectory. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2082-2096, 1998.
  42. Quaia, C., Aizawa, H., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Reversible inactivation of monkey superior colliculus: II. Maps of saccadic deficits. J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2097-2110, 1998.
  43. Nichols, A.M., Ruffner, T.W., Sommer, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H. A screw microdrive for adjustable chronic unit recording in monkeys. J. Neurosci. Meth. 81: 185-188, 1998.
  44. Eifuku, S., Wurtz, R.H. Response to motion in extrastriate area MSTl: Disparity sensitivity. J. Neurophysiol. 82: 2462-2475, 1999.
  45. Basso, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Modulation of neuronal activity in superior colliculus by changes in target probability. J. Neurosci. 18: 7519-7534, 1998.
  46. Eifuku, S., Wurtz, R.H. Response to motion in extrastriate area MSTl: Center-surround interactions. J. Neurophysiol. 80: 282-296, 1998.
  47. Recanzone, G.H., Wurtz, R.H., and Schwarz, U. Responses of MT and MST neurons to one and two moving objects in the receptive field. J. Neurophysiol. 78: 2904-2915, 1997.
  48. Par, M., Wurtz, R.H. Monkey posterior parietal cortex neurons antidromically activated from superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 78: 3493-3497, 1997.
  49. Krauzlis, R.J., Basso, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H. Shared motor error for multiple eye movements. Science 276: 1693-1695, 1997.
  50. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Planar directional contributions to optic flow responses in MST neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 77: 782-796, 1997.
  51. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Multiple temporal components of optic flow responses in MST neurons. Exp. Brain Res. 114: 472-482, 1997.
  52. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Medial superior temporal neurons respond to speed patterns in optic flow. J. Neurosci. 17: 2839-2851, 1997.
  53. Basso, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. Modulation of neuronal activity by target uncertainty. Nature, 66-69, 1997.
  54. Munoz, D.P., Waitzman, D.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Activity of neurons in monkey superior colliculus during interrupted saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 75: 2562-2580, 1996.
  55. Munoz, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus. I. Characteristics of burst and buildup cells. J. Neurophysiol. 73: 2313-2333, 1995.
  56. Munoz, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus. II. Spread of activity during saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 73: 2334-2348, 1995.
  57. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Response of monkey MST neurons to optic flow stimuli with shifted centers of motion. J. Neurosci. 15: 5192-5208, 1995.
  58. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Mechanism of the illusory transformation of optic flow fields. Vision Res. 35: 985, 1995.
  59. Munoz, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Fixation cells in monkey superior colliculus. I. Characteristics of cell discharge. J. Neurophysiol. 70: 559-575, 1993.
  60. Munoz, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Fixation cells in monkey superior colliculus. II. Reversible activation and deactivation. J. Neurophysiol. 70: 576-589, 1993.
  61. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. An illusory transformation of optic flow fields. Vision Res. 33: 1481-1490, 1993.
  62. Roy, J.P., Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H. Disparity sensitivity of neurons in monkey extrastriate area MST. J. Neurosci. 12: 2478-2492, 1992.
  63. Munoz, D.P., Wurtz, R.H. Role of the rostral superior colliculus in active visual fixation and execution of express saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 66: 1000-1002, 1992.
  64. Yamasaki, D.S., Wurtz, R.H. Recovery of function after lesions in the superior temporal sulcus in the monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 66: 651-673, 1991.
  65. Waitzman, D.M., Ma, T.P., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Superior colliculus neurons mediate the dynamic characteristics of saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 66: 1716-1737, 1991.
  66. Ma, T.P., Graybiel, A.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Location of saccade-related neurons in the macaque superior colliculus. Exp. Brain Res. 85: 21-35, 1991.
  67. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Sensitivity of MST neurons to optic flow stimuli. I. A continuum of response selectivity to large-field stimuli. J. Neurophysiol. 65: 1329-1345, 1991.
  68. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Sensitivity of MST neurons to optic flow stimuli. II. Mechanisms of response selectivity revealed by small-field stimuli. J. Neurophysiol. 65: 1346-1359, 1991.
  69. Roy, J.P., Wurtz, R.H. The role of disparity-sensitive cortical neurons in signaling the direction of self-motion. Nature, 348: 160-162, 1990.
  70. Komatsu, H., Wurtz, R.H. Modulation of pursuit eye movements by stimulation of cortical areas MT and MST. J. Neurophysiol. 62: 31-47, 1989.
  71. Waitzman, D.M., Ma, T.P., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H. Superior colliculus neurons provide the saccadic motor error signal. Exp. Brain Res. 72: 649-652, 1988.
  72. Komatsu, H., Wurtz, R.H. Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements. I. Localization and visual properties of neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 60: 580-603, 1988.
  73. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., and Komatsu, H. Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements. II. Differentiation of retinal from extraretinal inputs. J. Neurophysiol. 60: 604-620, 1988.
  74. Komatsu, H., Wurtz, R.H. Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements. III. Interaction with full field visual stimulation. J. Neurophysiol. 60: 621-644, 1988.
  75. Crist, C.F., Yamasaki, D.S.G., Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H. A grid system and a microsyringe for single cell recording. J. Neurosci. Methods 26: 117-122, 1988.
  76. Drsteler, M., Wurtz, R.H. Pursuit and optokinetic deficits following chemical lesions of cortical areas MT and MST. J. Neurophysiol. 60: 940-965, 1988.
  77. Drsteler, M., Wurtz, R.H., and Newsome, W.T. Directional pursuit deficits following lesions of the foveal representation within the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 57: 1262-1287, 1987.
  78. Mikami, A., Newsome, W.T., and Wurtz, R.H. Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex. I. Mechanisms of direction and speed selectivity in extrastriate area MT. J. Neurophysiol. 55: l308-l327, l986.
  79. Mikami, A., Newsome, W. T., and Wurtz, R.H. Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex. II. Spatiotemporal range of directional interactions in MT and Vl. J. Neurophysiol. 55: l328-l339, l986.
  80. Newsome, W.T., Mikami, A., and Wurtz, R.H. Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex. III. Psychophysics and physiology of apparent motion. J. Neurophysiol. 55: l340-l351, l986.
  81. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Saccadic eye movements following injection of lidocaine into the superior colliculus. Exp. Brain Res. 61: 531-539, 1986.
  82. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., Drsteler, M., and Mikami, A. Deficits in visual motion processing following ibotenic acid lesions of the middle temporal visual area of the macaque monkey. J. Neurosci. 5: 825-840, 1985.
  83. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., Drsteler, M., and Mikami, A. Punctate chemical lesions of striate cortex in the macaque monkey: effect on visually guided saccades. Exp. Brain Res. 58: 392-399, 1985.
  84. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Modification of saccadic eye movements by GABA-related substances. I. Effect of muscimol and bicuculline in monkey superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 53: 266-291, 1985.
  85. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Modification of saccadic eye movements by GABA-related substances. II. Effects of muscimol in the monkey substantia nigra. J. Neurophysiol. 53: 292-308, 1985.
  86. Richmond, B.J., Wurtz, R.H., and Sato, T. Visual responses of inferior temporal neurons in awake rhesus monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 50: 1415-1432, 1983.
  87. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Effects on eye movements of a GABA agonist and antagonist injected into monkey superior colliculus. Brain Res. 272: 368-372, 1983.
  88. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata. I. Relation of visual and auditory responses to saccades. J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1230-1253, 1983.
  89. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata. II. Visual responses related to fixation of gaze. J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1254-1267, 1983.
  90. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata. III. Memory-contingent visual and saccade responses. J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1268-1284, 1983.
  91. Hikosaka, O., Wurtz, R.H. Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata. IV. Relation of substantia nigra to superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1285-1301, 1983.
  92. Albano, J.E., Wurtz, R.H. Deficits in eye position following ablation of monkey superior colliculus, pretectum, and posterior-medial thalamus. J. Neurophysiol. 48: 318-337, 1982.
  93. Albano, J.E., Mishkin, M., Westbrook, L.E., and Wurtz, R.H. Visuomotor deficits following ablation of monkey superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 48: 338-351, 1982.
  94. Judge, S.J., Wurtz, R.H., and Richmond, B.J. Vision during saccadic eye movements. I. Visual interactions in striate cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1133-1155, 1980.
  95. Richmond, B.J., Wurtz, R.H. Vision during saccadic eye movements. II. A corollary discharge to monkey superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1156-1167, 1980.
  96. Wurtz, R.H., Richmond, B.J., and Judge, S.J. Vision during saccadic eye movements. III. Visual interactions in monkey superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1168-1181, 1980.
  97. Campbell, F.W., Wurtz, R.H. Saccadic omission: Why we do not see a grey-out during a saccadic eye movement. Vision Res. 18: 1297-1303, 1978.
  98. Mohler, C.W., Wurtz, R.H. Role of striate cortex and superior colliculus in visual guidance of saccadic eye movements in monkeys. J. Neurophysiol. 40: 74-94, 1977.
  99. Robinson, D.L., Wurtz, R.H. Use of an extraretinal signal by monkey superior colliculus neurons to distinguish real from self-induced stimulus movement. J. Neurophysiol. 39: 852-870, 1976.
  100. Wurtz, R.H., Mohler, C.W. Enhancement of visual responses in monkey striate cortex and frontal eye fields. J. Neurophysiol. 39: 766-772, 1976.
  101. Wurtz, R.H., Mohler, C.W. Organization of monkey superior colliculus: Enhanced visual response of superficial layer cells. J. Neurophysiol. 39: 745-765, 1976.
  102. Mohler, C.W., Wurtz, R.H. Organization of monkey superior colliculus: Intermediate layer cells discharging before eye movements. J. Neurophysiol. 39: 722-744, 1976.
  103. Kunzle, H., Akert, K., and Wurtz, R.H. Projection of area 8 (frontal eye field) to superior colliculus in the monkey. An autoradiographic study. Brain Res. 117: 487-492, 1976.
  104. Wurtz, R.H., Mohler, C.W. Selection of visual targets for the initiation of saccadic eye movements. Brain Res. 71: 209-214, 1974.
  105. Mohler, C.W., Goldberg, M.E., and Wurtz, R.H. Visual receptive fields of frontal eye field neurons. Brain Res. 61: 385-389, 1973.
  106. Goldberg, M.E., Wurtz, R.H. Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey. I. Visual receptive fields of single neurons. J. Neurophysiol. 35: 542-559, 1972.
  107. Goldberg, M.E., Wurtz, R.H. Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey. II. The effect of attention on neuronal responses. J. Neurophysiol. 35: 560-574, 1972.
  108. Wurtz, R.H., Goldberg, M.E. Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey. III. Cells discharging before eye movements. J. Neurophysiol. 35: 575-586, 1972.
  109. Wurtz, R.H., Goldberg, M.E. Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey. IV. Effects of lesions on eye movements. J. Neurophysiol. 35: 586-596, 1972.
  110. Wurtz, R.H., Goldberg, M.E. Superior colliculus cell responses related to eye movements in awake monkeys. Science 171: 82-84, 1971.
  111. Wurtz, R.H. Comparison of effects of eye movements and stimulus movements on striate cortex neurons of the monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 32: 987-994, 1969.
  112. Wurtz, R.H. Response of striate cortex neurons during rapid eye movements in the monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 32: 975-986, 1969.
  113. Wurtz, R.H. Visual receptive fields of striate cortex neurons in awake monkeys. J. Neurophysiol. 32: 727-742, 1969.
  114. Wurtz, R.H. Visual cortex neurons: Response during rapid eye movements. Science 162: 1148-1150, 1968.
  115. Wurtz, R.H., O’Flaherty, J.J. Physiological correlates of steady potential shifts during sleep and wakefulness. I. Sensitivity of steady potential to carbon dioxide. EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 22: 30-42, 1967.
  116. Wurtz, R.H., Castellucci, V.F., and Nusrala, J.M. Synaptic plasticity: The effect of the action potential in the postsynaptic neuron. Exp. Neurol. 198: 350-368, 1967.
  117. Wurtz, R.H. Physiological correlates of steady potential shifts during sleep and wakefulness. II. Brain temperature, blood pressure, and potential changes across the ependyma. EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 22: 43-53, 1967.
  118. Wurtz, R.H. Steady potential fields during sleep and wakefulness in the cat. Exp. Neurol. 15: 274-292, 1966.
  119. Wurtz, R.H. Steady potential shifts in the rat during desynchronized sleep. EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 20: 59-67, 1966.
  120. Wurtz, R.H. Self-stimulation and cortical seizure activity. J. Ner. Ment. Dis. 141: 204-208, 1965.
  121. Wurtz, R.H. Steady potential shifts during arousal and deep sleep in the cat. EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 19: 649-662, 1965.
  122. Wurtz, R.H., Olds, J. Amygdaloid stimulation and operant reinforcements in the rat. J. Comp. Physiol. Psychol. 57: 941-949, 1963.

Invited summaries and book chapters

  1. Wurtz, R. H., Joiner, W. M., and Berman, R.A. Neuronal mechanisms for visual stability: progress and problems. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 00, 112, 2011 doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0186
  2. Wurtz, R. H. Recounting the impact of Hubel and Wiesel. J. Physiol. 587: 2817-23, 2009.
  3. Wurtz, R.H. Superior Colliculus. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Volume 9, L.R. Squire (Ed) Academic Press, Oxford, 2009, pp. 627-634.
  4. Wurtz, R. H. Neuronal mechanisms of visual stability. Vision Research, 48: 2070-89, 2008.
  5. Sommer, M. A., Wurtz, R. H. Brain circuits for the internal monitoring of movements. Annu Rev Neurosci. 31: 317-38, 2008.
  6. Sommer, M. A., Wurtz, R. H. Visual Perception and Corollary Discharge. Perception 37: 408-18, 2008.
  7. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A. Single neurons and primate behavior. In Methods in Mind, C. Senior, T. Russell, M. Gazzanaga (Eds) MIT Press, Cambridge, 2006, pp. 123-140.
  8. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A., and Cavanaugh, J. Drivers from the deep: the contribution of collicular input to thalamo-cortical processing. Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 149: 207-225, 2005.
  9. Wurtz, R. Treasures from a golden age. Science, 308, 15 April 2005.
  10. Wurtz, R.H. and Sommer, M.A. Identifying corollary discharges for movement in the primate brain. Progress in Brain Research, 144: 4760, 2004.
  11. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. The dialogue between cerebral cortex and superior colliculus: implications for saccadic target selection and corollary discharge. The Visual Neurosciences, MIT 14661484, 2003.
  12. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A., Par, M., and Ferraina, S. Signal transformations from cerebral cortex to superior colliculus for the generation of saccades. Vis. Research, 41: 3399-3412, 2001.
  13. Kandel, E., Wurtz, R.H. Constructing the visual percept. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, 2000, pp. 492-506.
  14. Wurtz, R.H., Kandel, E. Perception of motion, depth, and form. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, 2000, pp. 548-571.
  15. Wurtz, R.H., Kandel, E. Central visual pathways. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, 2000, pp. 523-547.
  16. Wurtz, R.H., Basso, M.A., Par, M., and Sommer, M.A. The superior colliculus and the cognitive control of movement. In: The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 2nd Edition, Gazzaniga, M.S. (Ed), MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2000, pp. 573-587.
  17. Wurtz, R.H. Optic flow: A brain region devoted to optic flow analysis? Curr. Biol. 8: R554-R556, 1998.
  18. Wurtz, R.H., Duffy, C. J. Relation of MST activity to optic flow and heading. In: The Association Cortex–Structure and Function, H. Sakata, A. Mikami, and J. Fuster (Eds.) Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, 1997, pp. 175-190.
  19. Wurtz, R.H. Vision for the control of movement. The Friedenwald Lecture. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 37: 2131-2145, 1996.
  20. Duffy, C.J., Wurtz, R.H. Optic flow, posture, and the dorsal visual pathway. In: Perception, Memory and Emotion: Frontiers in Neuroscience, T. Ono, B.L. McNaughton, S. Molotchnikoff, E.T. Rolls, and H. Nishijo (Eds.) Elsevier Science, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 63-77.
  21. Wurtz, R.H., Optican, L.M. Superior colliculus cell types and models of saccade generation. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 4: 857-861, 1994.
  22. Wurtz, R.H., Munoz, D.P. Role of monkey superior colliculus in control of saccades and fixation. The Cognitive Neurosciences. M. S. Gazzaniga, ed., MIT Press, Cambridge, 1994, pp. 533-548.
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