J Kaas

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Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Cell and neuron densities in the primary motor cortex of primates
    Nicole A Young
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, USA
    Front Neural Circuits 7:30. 2013
  2. pmc Orientation and Direction-of-Motion Response in the Middle Temporal Visual Area (MT) of New World Owl Monkeys as Revealed by Intrinsic-Signal Optical Imaging
    Peter M Kaskan
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, USA
    Front Neuroanat 4:23. 2010
  3. pmc Cortical networks for ethologically relevant behaviors in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Am J Primatol 75:407-14. 2013
  4. pmc Evolution of columns, modules, and domains in the neocortex of primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10655-60. 2012
  5. pmc Cortical networks subserving upper limb movements in primates
    J H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:299-306. 2012
  6. pmc The evolution of neocortex in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Prog Brain Res 195:91-102. 2012
  7. pmc The future of mapping sensory cortex in primates: three of many remaining issues
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:653-64. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint From mice to men: the evolution of the large, complex human brain
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111, 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Biosci 30:155-65. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Reconstructing the areal organization of the neocortex of the first mammals
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 78:7-21. 2011
  10. pmc Neocortex in early mammals and its subsequent variations
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1225:28-36. 2011

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  1. pmc Cell and neuron densities in the primary motor cortex of primates
    Nicole A Young
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, USA
    Front Neural Circuits 7:30. 2013
    ..The most lateral regions of M1 that correspond to face and hand movement representations, are more neuron dense relative to medial locations in M1, which suggests differences in cortical circuitry within movement zones...
  2. pmc Orientation and Direction-of-Motion Response in the Middle Temporal Visual Area (MT) of New World Owl Monkeys as Revealed by Intrinsic-Signal Optical Imaging
    Peter M Kaskan
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, USA
    Front Neuroanat 4:23. 2010
    ..Thus, neurons in domains selective for stimulus orientation are also selective for motion orthogonal to the preferred stimulus orientation...
  3. pmc Cortical networks for ethologically relevant behaviors in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Am J Primatol 75:407-14. 2013
    ..However, functional domains may have evolved in motor cortex before the emergence of archaic primates...
  4. pmc Evolution of columns, modules, and domains in the neocortex of primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:10655-60. 2012
    ..The sizes and shapes of columns seem to depend on the balance of neuron activation patterns and molecular signals during development...
  5. pmc Cortical networks subserving upper limb movements in primates
    J H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:299-306. 2012
    ..Finally, there is considerable plasticity within the networks so that behavioral recoveries can occur after damage to functional zones within a network...
  6. pmc The evolution of neocortex in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA
    Prog Brain Res 195:91-102. 2012
    ..Primary visual cortex had the densest population of neurons, and this became more pronounced in the anthropoid radiation. Within the primate clade, considerable variability in cortical size, numbers of areas, and architecture evolved...
  7. pmc The future of mapping sensory cortex in primates: three of many remaining issues
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:653-64. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint From mice to men: the evolution of the large, complex human brain
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111, 21st Ave S Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Biosci 30:155-65. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Reconstructing the areal organization of the neocortex of the first mammals
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240 7817, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 78:7-21. 2011
    ..Overall, early mammals likely had a core of 15-20 cortical areas that have been retained in most present-day mammals...
  10. pmc Neocortex in early mammals and its subsequent variations
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1225:28-36. 2011
    ..In humans, neocortex occupies 80% of the volume of the brain, where as many as 200 areas may exist...
  11. pmc Pulvinar contributions to the dorsal and ventral streams of visual processing in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, 301 Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University, 111 21st Avenue S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Brain Res Rev 55:285-96. 2007
    ..These nuclei provide cortico-pulvinar-cortical interactions that spread information across areas within streams, as well as information relayed from the superior colliculus via inferior pulvinar nuclei to largely dorsal stream areas...
  12. pmc The evolution of the complex sensory and motor systems of the human brain
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Brain Res Bull 75:384-90. 2008
    ..The large human brain grew primarily by increasing neuron number rather than increasing average neuron size...
  13. pmc Cortical and subcortical plasticity in the brains of humans, primates, and rats after damage to sensory afferents in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Exp Neurol 209:407-16. 2008
    ..Thus, this and other therapeutic strategies have the potential of enhancing sensorimotor recoveries after spinal cord injuries in humans...
  14. ncbi request reprint Introduction: The use of animal research in developing treatments for human motor disorders: brain-computer interfaces and the regeneration of damaged brain circuits
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, 301 Wilson Hall, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    ILAR J 48:313-6. 2007
  15. ncbi request reprint The organization of sensory cortex
    J H Kaas
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 11:498-504. 2001
    ..Second-level somatosensory areas have been described in humans, and a second-level auditory area is shown to respond to somatosensory stimuli...
  16. ncbi request reprint Auditory processing in primate cerebral cortex
    J H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 9:164-70. 1999
    ..The parabelt fields connect with regions of temporal, parietal, and frontal cortex that mediate additional auditory functions, including space perception and auditory memory...
  17. ncbi request reprint Interview with John Kaas
    J Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 2200 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 11:230-5. 1999
    ..Awards include the Earl Sutherland Prize, Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, Krieg Cortical Discoverer Award, and American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award...
  18. doi request reprint Microstimulation and architectonics of frontoparietal cortex in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)
    Mark J Burish
    Neuroscience Graduate Program and Medical Scientist Training Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Comp Neurol 507:1151-68. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that frontoparietal cortex in marmosets is organized in a similar fashion to that of other New World primates...
  19. pmc Architectonic subdivisions of neocortex in the tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 292:994-1027. 2009
    ..The presence of well-differentiated cortical areas in tree shrews indicates their usefulness in studies of cortical organization and function...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effects of long-standing limb loss on anatomical reorganization of the somatosensory afferents in the brainstem and spinal cord
    Carolyn W H Wu
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 19:153-63. 2002
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  21. ncbi request reprint Organization of primary afferent projections to the gracile nucleus of the dorsal column system of primates
    Hui Xin Qi
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 499:183-217. 2006
    ..Terminations of afferents from the plantar pad (sole) of the foot tended to surround those from the glabrous toes...
  22. ncbi request reprint Cortical and thalamic connections of the parietal ventral somatosensory area in marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus)
    Hui Xin Qi
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 443:168-82. 2002
    ..These results further establish PV as one of at least four somatosensory areas of the lateral sulcus of primates...
  23. ncbi request reprint Organization of frontoparietal cortex in the tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri). I. Architecture, microelectrode maps, and corticospinal connections
    Michael S Remple
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Comp Neurol 497:133-54. 2006
    ..Evidence for a complex primate-like array of motor fields is lacking in tree shrews, but their motor cortex shares a number of basic features with that of primates, which are not found in more distantly related species, such as rats...
  24. ncbi request reprint Ipsilateral cortical connections of dorsal and ventral premotor areas in New World owl monkeys
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 495:691-708. 2006
    ..Comparisons of PMD and PMV connectivity with the cortex of the lateral sulcus and posterior parietal cortex of owl monkeys, galagos, and macaques help identify areas that could be homologous...
  25. ncbi request reprint Ipsilateral cortical connections of motor, premotor, frontal eye, and posterior parietal fields in a prosimian primate, Otolemur garnetti
    Pei Chun Fang
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 490:305-33. 2005
    ..Thus, posterior parietal cortex links visual and somatosensory areas with motor fields of frontal cortex...
  26. pmc Large-scale reorganization in the somatosensory cortex and thalamus after sensory loss in macaque monkeys
    Neeraj Jain
    National Brain Research Centre, Manesar, Haryana 122050, India, and Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Neurosci 28:11042-60. 2008
    ..A comparison of the extents of deafferentation across the monkeys shows that even if the dorsal column lesion is partial, preserving most of the hand representation, it is sufficient to induce an expansion of the face representation...
  27. pmc Functional organization of motor cortex of adult macaque monkeys is altered by sensory loss in infancy
    Hui Xin Qi
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:3192-7. 2010
    ..Incomplete lesions and bilateral lesions produced fewer abnormalities. The results suggest that the development of normal motor cortex maps in M1 depends on sensory feedback from somatosensory maps...
  28. ncbi request reprint The organization of frontoparietal cortex in the tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri): II. Connectional evidence for a frontal-posterior parietal network
    Michael S Remple
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Comp Neurol 501:121-49. 2007
    ..Overall, the frontoparietal connections of tree shrew cortex are most similar to those of prosimian primates and quite different from those of more distant relatives such as rats...
  29. ncbi request reprint Patterned activity via spinal dorsal quadrant inputs is necessary for the formation of organized somatosensory maps
    Neeraj Jain
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 23:10321-30. 2003
    ..Intact crossed spinothalamic pathways are unable to support the normal development of the forepaw barrels...
  30. ncbi request reprint Anatomic and functional reorganization of somatosensory cortex in mature primates after peripheral nerve and spinal cord injury
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Adv Neurol 93:87-95. 2003
  31. ncbi request reprint Responses of neurons in the middle temporal visual area after long-standing lesions of the primary visual cortex in adult new world monkeys
    Christine E Collins
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Neurosci 23:2251-64. 2003
    ..Additionally, remaining V1 inputs have only a limited capacity to expand their activation territory into deprived portions of MT...
  32. ncbi request reprint Pulvinar and other subcortical connections of dorsolateral visual cortex in monkeys
    Rosalyn E Weller
    Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    J Comp Neurol 450:215-40. 2002
    ..Similarities in the subcortical connections of the dorsolateral region, especially those with the pulvinar, provide further support for the conclusion that the DL regions are homologous in the three primate groups...
  33. ncbi request reprint Somatosensory areas S2 and PV project to the superior colliculus of a prosimian primate, Galago garnetti
    Carolyn W H Wu
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Somatosens Mot Res 22:221-31. 2005
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Few intrinsic connections cross the hand-face border of area 3b of New World monkeys
    Pei Chun Fang
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 454:310-9. 2002
    ..Thus the reactivation of hand cortex by face stimulation does not depend on a previously existing network of intrinsic cortical connections across the hand-face border, or mismatched thalamocortical projections...
  35. pmc An architectonic study of the neocortex of the short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 73:206-28. 2009
    ..The major findings support the conclusion that short-tailed opossums have fewer cortical areas and their neocortex is less distinctly laminated than most other mammals...
  36. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and functional organization of somatosensory areas of the lateral fissure of the New World titi monkey (Callicebus moloch)
    Jacques Olivier Coq
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 476:363-87. 2004
    ..The present study demonstrates features of somatosensory cortex of other monkeys in titi monkeys, while revealing additional features that likely apply to other primates...
  37. pmc Statistical analysis of large-scale neuronal recording data
    Jamie L Reed
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 11121st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Neural Netw 23:673-84. 2010
    ..Here we illustrate how one example method, Generalized Estimating Equations analysis, is a useful method to apply to large-scale neuronal recordings...
  38. pmc The organization of orientation-selective, luminance-change and binocular- preference domains in the second (V2) and third (V3) visual areas of New World owl monkeys as revealed by intrinsic signal optical imaging
    Peter M Kaskan
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Cereb Cortex 19:1394-407. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint How do features of sensory representations develop?
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Bioessays 24:334-43. 2002
    ..These and other variable features of sensory maps are most readily accommodated by theories that involve roles for instruction by evoked and spontaneous neural activity patterns...
  40. ncbi request reprint Somatosensory cortex of prosimian Galagos: physiological recording, cytoarchitecture, and corticocortical connections of anterior parietal cortex and cortex of the lateral sulcus
    Carolyn W H Wu
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Comp Neurol 457:263-92. 2003
    ..Galagos appear to have retained an ancestral preprimate arrangement of five basic areas (S1 proper, 3a, 1-2, S2, and PV). Some of the additional areas suggested for lateral parietal cortex may be primate specializations...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the neocortex
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R910-4. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint Cortical connections of the middle temporal and the middle temporal crescent visual areas in prosimian galagos (Otolemur garnetti)
    Peter M Kaskan
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:349-66. 2007
    ..The MTc, initially described in owl monkeys, is present in galagos and is likely to be a common component of primate visual cortex...
  43. ncbi request reprint Sensory loss and cortical reorganization in mature primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 David K Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Prog Brain Res 138:167-76. 2002
  44. ncbi request reprint Connectional evidence for dorsal and ventral V3, and other extrastriate areas in the prosimian primate, Galago garnetti
    David C Lyon
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn 37203, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 59:114-29. 2002
    ..Thus, six extrastriate areas, V2, MT, V3, DL (V4), IT, and DM provide over 96% of visual cortex projections to V1. These areas also provide most of the projections to V1 in New and Old World monkeys...
  45. ncbi request reprint Evolution of somatosensory and motor cortex in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1148-56. 2004
    ....
  46. pmc Architectonic subdivisions of neocortex in the Galago (Otolemur garnetti)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennesse, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 293:1033-69. 2010
    ..The resulting architectonic maps of cortical areas in galagos can usefully guide future studies of cortical organizations and functions...
  47. ncbi request reprint Reappraisal of DL/V4 boundaries based on connectivity patterns of dorsolateral visual cortex in macaques
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Cereb Cortex 15:809-22. 2005
    ..The results revealed contrasting and transitional connection patterns for four regions of the dorsolateral visual cortex, and they provided evidence for the locations of dorsal and rostroventral borders of the DL/V4 complex...
  48. ncbi request reprint The reorganization of the motor system in primates after the loss of a limb
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 22:145-52. 2004
    ..These anatomical results suggest that the functional changes in M1 following amputation are mediated in part by the formation of new connections...
  49. pmc Response properties of neurons in primary somatosensory cortex of owl monkeys reflect widespread spatiotemporal integration
    Jamie L Reed
    Dept of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 111 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Neurophysiol 103:2139-57. 2010
    ..These findings quantify spatiotemporal interactions and support the hypothesis that area 3b is involved in widespread stimulus integration...
  50. pmc Microstimulation reveals specialized subregions for different complex movements in posterior parietal cortex of prosimian galagos
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:4878-83. 2005
    ....
  51. pmc Optical imaging of visually evoked responses in the middle temporal area after deactivation of primary visual cortex in adult primates
    Christine E Collins
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:5594-9. 2005
    ..Thus, a significant pathway based on the superior colliculus was not demonstrated...
  52. ncbi request reprint Neuroanatomy is needed to define the "organs" of the brain
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Cortex 40:207-8. 2004
  53. pmc Neuron densities vary across and within cortical areas in primates
    Christine E Collins
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15927-32. 2010
    ..Thus, cortical architecture varies greatly within and across primate species, but cell density is greater in cortex devoted to the early stages of sensory processing...
  54. pmc Thalamocortical connections of functional zones in posterior parietal cortex and frontal cortex motor regions in New World monkeys
    Omar A Gharbawie
    Psychology Department, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Cereb Cortex 20:2391-410. 2010
    ..PPC connections with VL and VP provide links to cerebellar nuclei and the somatosensory system, respectively, that may integrate PPC functions with M1/PM...
  55. ncbi request reprint Distribution across cortical areas of neurons projecting to the superior colliculus in new world monkeys
    Christine E Collins
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 285:619-27. 2005
    ..Five, few labeled neurons were in auditory or somatosensory areas. The results indicate that cortical inputs to the superior colliculus originate predominantly from early visual areas rather than from multimodal or visuomotor areas...
  56. pmc Modular processing in the hand representation of primate primary somatosensory cortex coexists with widespread activation
    Jamie L Reed
    Dept of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 111 21 Ave S, Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    J Neurophysiol 104:3136-45. 2010
    ....
  57. pmc Organization of the posterior parietal cortex in galagos: I. Functional zones identified by microstimulation
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 517:765-82. 2009
    ....
  58. pmc Organization of the posterior parietal cortex in galagos: II. Ipsilateral cortical connections of physiologically identified zones within anterior sensorimotor region
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 517:783-807. 2009
    ..These differences in connections are consistent with our functional parcellation of PPC based on intracortical long-train microstimulation, and they identify parts of cortical networks that mediate different motor behaviors...
  59. ncbi request reprint Cortical network for representing the teeth and tongue in primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 288:182-90. 2006
    ....
  60. pmc Spatiotemporal properties of neuron response suppression in owl monkey primary somatosensory cortex when stimuli are presented to both hands
    Jamie L Reed
    Department of Psychology, and Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience, Vanderbilt Vision Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Neurosci 31:3589-601. 2011
    ..Our findings point to a neurophysiological basis for "interference" effects found in human psychophysical studies of bimanual stimulation...
  61. ncbi request reprint Organization of sensory cortex in a Madagascan insectivore, the tenrec (Echinops telfairi)
    L Krubitzer
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    J Comp Neurol 379:399-414. 1997
    ..The results support the view that most of the neocortex of primitive mammals was composed of a few sensory areas. J. Comp. Neurol. 379:399-414, 1997...
  62. ncbi request reprint Myelin stains reveal an anatomical framework for the representation of the digits in somatosensory area 3b of macaque monkeys
    Hui Xin Qi
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 477:172-87. 2004
    ..Instead, the septa may serve as a persistent marker of normal organization in studies of cortical reorganization...
  63. ncbi request reprint Bilateral effects of spinal overhemisections on the development of the somatosensory system in rats
    Michael S Remple
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee 37240, USA
    J Comp Neurol 475:604-19. 2004
    ..Thus, the development of the normal pattern of callosal connections depends on dorsal column input and not on normal interhemsipheric interactions...
  64. pmc Optical imaging of visually evoked responses in prosimian primates reveals conserved features of the middle temporal visual area
    Xiangmin Xu
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:2566-71. 2004
    ..As optical imaging has revealed similar features in MT of New World monkeys, MT appears to have retained these basic features of organization for at least the 60 million years since the divergence of prosimian and simian primates...
  65. pmc Cortical connections of the visual pulvinar complex in prosimian galagos (Otolemur garnetti)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    J Comp Neurol 517:493-511. 2009
    ..In addition, the cortical projections of PI nuclei are more widespread than those in monkeys. Thus, the pulvinar nuclei in prosimian primates and anthropoid primates have evolved along somewhat different paths...
  66. ncbi request reprint Evidence from V1 connections for both dorsal and ventral subdivisions of V3 in three species of New World monkeys
    David C Lyon
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 449:281-97. 2002
    ..V1 has connections with at least 12 subdivisions of visual cortex, with half of the connections involving V2 and 20% V3. Comparable results were obtained from all three species, suggesting that visual cortex is similarly organized...
  67. pmc Cellular scaling rules for primate brains
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:3562-7. 2007
    ..As a consequence of the linear cellular scaling rules, primate brains have a larger number of neurons than rodent brains of similar size, presumably endowing them with greater computational power and cognitive abilities...
  68. pmc Architectonic subdivisions of neocortex in the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 291:1301-33. 2008
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Corpus callosum connections of subdivisions of motor and premotor cortex, and frontal eye field in a prosimian primate, Otolemur garnetti
    Pei Chun Fang
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 508:565-78. 2008
    ..The sparse interhemispheric connections of the forelimb sector of M1 suggests that the control of each forelimb is largely from the contralateral M1 in galagos, as in other primates...
  70. pmc Widespread spatial integration in primary somatosensory cortex
    Jamie L Reed
    Neuroscience Graduate Program, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, U1205 Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235 2050, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10233-7. 2008
    ..Because spike synchrony potentiates the activation of commonly targeted neurons, synchronous neural activity in primary somatosensory cortex can contribute to discrimination of complex tactile stimuli...
  71. ncbi request reprint The visual pulvinar in tree shrews II. Projections of four nuclei to areas of visual cortex
    David C Lyon
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 467:607-27. 2003
    ..In addition, the cortical injections revealed that the LGN projects topographically and densely to V1 and that a significant number of LGN neurons project to V2 and TD...
  72. pmc Optical imaging reveals retinotopic organization of dorsal V3 in New World owl monkeys
    David C Lyon
    Vision Research Center, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 99:15735-42. 2002
    ..The results support the concept that a narrow dorsal V3 exists in monkeys. V3d borders dorsal V2 and contains a smaller, mirror-image representation of the lower visual quadrant...
  73. pmc Thalamic connections of architectonic subdivisions of temporal cortex in grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis)
    Peiyan Wong
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37212, USA
    J Comp Neurol 510:440-61. 2008
    ..Understanding how temporal cortex is functionally organized in squirrels can guide interpretations of temporal cortex organization in other rodents in which architectonic subdivisions are not as obvious...
  74. ncbi request reprint The organization of somatosensory cortex in anthropoid primates
    Jon H Kaas
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Adv Neurol 93:57-67. 2003
  75. ncbi request reprint Somatosensory input to the ventrolateral thalamic region in the macaque monkey: potential substrate for parkinsonian tremor
    Iwona Stepniewska
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 455:378-95. 2003
    ..Thus, the overlapping spinothalamic and cerebellar inputs may provide a substrate for the altered activity of motor thalamic neurons in such patients...
  76. ncbi request reprint The genitals and gluteal skin are represented lateral to the foot in anterior parietal somatosensory cortex of macaques
    Yvonne Rothemund
    Central Institute of Mental Health, Department of Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, J5, 68159 Mannheim, Germany
    Somatosens Mot Res 19:302-15. 2002
    ..The receptive fields on the trunk were roughly the same size as those for the middle and lower trunk and slightly smaller on the upper trunk...
  77. pmc Can experiments in nonhuman primates expedite the translation of treatments for spinal cord injury in humans?
    Gregoire Courtine
    Department of Physiological Science and Neurobiology, and Brain Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    Nat Med 13:561-6. 2007
  78. ncbi request reprint Areal specialization of pyramidal cell structure in the visual cortex of the tree shrew: a new twist revealed in the evolution of cortical circuitry
    Guy N Elston
    Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, The University of Queensland, 4072 Queensland, Australia
    Exp Brain Res 163:13-20. 2005
    ..In addition, pyramidal cells in V1 of the tree shrew are more than twice as spinous as those in primates. These data suggest that variables that shape the structure of adult cortical pyramidal cells differ among species...
  79. ncbi request reprint Pyramidal neurons of granular prefrontal cortex of the galago: complexity in evolution of the psychic cell in primates
    Guy N Elston
    Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 285:610-8. 2005
    ..Here we investigated pyramidal cells in the dorsolateral gPFC of the prosimian galago to extend the basis for comparison. We found these cells to be less spinous than those in human, macaque, and marmoset...
  80. ncbi request reprint Topographic map reorganization in cat area 17 after early monocular retinal lesions
    Kazuki Matsuura
    College of Optometry, University of Houston, TX 77204 2020, USA
    Vis Neurosci 19:85-96. 2002
    ....
  81. ncbi request reprint Cortical and thalamic connections of the representations of the teeth and tongue in somatosensory cortex of new world monkeys
    Soumya Iyengar
    National Brain Research Centre, Deemed University, 122050, Haryana, India
    J Comp Neurol 501:95-120. 2007
    ..Contralaterally, labeled neurons were mostly in area 1. The results implicate portions of areas 3b, 3a, and 1 in the processing of tactile information from the teeth and tongue, and possibly taste information from the tongue...
  82. pmc The basic nonuniformity of the cerebral cortex
    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas, Universidade Federal Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:12593-8. 2008
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Regional specialization in pyramidal cell structure in the visual cortex of the galago: an intracellular injection study of striate and extrastriate areas with comparative notes on new world and old world monkeys
    Guy N Elston
    Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
    Brain Behav Evol 66:10-21. 2005
    ..These data suggest that regional specialization in pyramidal cell phenotype was a likely feature of cortex in a common ancestor of simian and prosimian primates, but the degree of specialization varies between species...
  84. ncbi request reprint The visual pulvinar in tree shrews I. Multiple subdivisions revealed through acetylcholinesterase and Cat-301 chemoarchitecture
    David C Lyon
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Comp Neurol 467:593-606. 2003
    ..The complex resembles the pulvinar of primates by having a portion ventral to the brachium and by having histochemically distinct nuclei; the number of nuclei is less than in primates, however...
  85. ncbi request reprint Specializations of the granular prefrontal cortex of primates: implications for cognitive processing
    Guy N Elston
    Vision, Touch and Hearing Research Centre, School of Biomedical Sciences and Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland, Australia
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 288:26-35. 2006
    ..In particular, the highly branched, spinous neurons in the human gPFC may be a key component of human intelligence...
  86. ncbi request reprint Overview of the visual system of Tarsius
    Christine E Collins
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 287:1013-25. 2005
    ..These adaptive specializations may together account for the unique nocturnal predatory requirements of tarsiers...
  87. ncbi request reprint Neuroscience: rewiring the adult brain
    Michael B Calford
    School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales 2308, Australia
    Nature 438:E3; discussion E3-4. 2005
    ..We therefore question their criterion for lack of plasticity, particularly in the light of the large body of earlier work that demonstrates cortical plasticity...
  88. pmc Unequal representation of cardinal vs. oblique orientations in the middle temporal visual area
    Xiangmin Xu
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:17490-5. 2006
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a modified V3 with dorsal and ventral halves in macaque monkeys
    David C Lyon
    Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, 301 Wilson Hall, 111 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Neuron 33:453-61. 2002
    ..This V3 includes both dorsal and ventral halves mirroring dorsal and ventral V2 in retinotopic organization. Of the approximately ten areas with V1 connections, V3 appears to account for about 20%...

Research Grants59

  1. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon H Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The proposed research will also evaluate two treatments that are likely to promote the growth of the preserved sensory afferents. ..
  2. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon H Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The studies will define functional subdivisions of posterior parietal cortex, determine how these subdivisions fit into a connectional network, and evaluate the behavioral consequences of the loss of visual inputs to the network. ..
  3. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ..In addition, the results will be important in constructing and revising theories of how the nervous system develops and self-organizes...
  4. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..These experiments will reveal the types of reorganization that occur in mature and developing systems after massive sensory loss. Results may lead to more effective post-injury treatments for humans with spinal cord injury. ..
  5. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ..In addition, the results will be important in constructing and revising theories of how the nervous system develops and self-organizes...
  6. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..A better model could lead to critical studies of the factors that are important in cell loss and preservation, not only in the retina, but in the nervous system in general...
  7. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1992
    ....
  8. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  9. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ....
  12. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ....
  13. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The proposed research will also evaluate two treatments that are likely to promote the growth of the preserved sensory afferents. ..
  14. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The studies will define functional subdivisions of posterior parietal cortex, determine how these subdivisions fit into a connectional network, and evaluate the behavioral consequences of the loss of visual inputs to the network. ..
  15. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These experiments will reveal the types of reorganization that occur in mature and developing systems after massive sensory loss. Results may lead to more effective post-injury treatments for humans with spinal cord injury. ..
  16. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..primate species capable of adjusting their functional properties when earlier visual areas are partially damaged? 3) What are the organizational common properties and species variations that characterize the visual cortex of primates? ..
  17. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..abstract_text> ..
  18. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..primate species capable of adjusting their functional properties when earlier visual areas are partially damaged? 3) What are the organizational common properties and species variations that characterize the visual cortex of primates? ..
  19. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..primate species capable of adjusting their functional properties when earlier visual areas are partially damaged? 3) What are the organizational common properties and species variations that characterize the visual cortex of primates? ..
  20. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..abstract_text> ..
  21. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..abstract_text> ..
  22. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  23. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..These experiments will reveal the types of reorganization that occur in mature and developing systems after massive sensory loss. Results may lead to more effective post-injury treatments for humans with spinal cord injury. ..
  25. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  26. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  27. VISUAL ASSOCIATION CORTEX
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1980
    ....
  28. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..In addition, the results will be important in constructing and revising theories of how the nervous system develops and self-organizes...
  29. FUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE SOMATOSENSORY SYSTEM
    Jon Kaas; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ..In addition, the results will be important in constructing and revising theories of how the nervous system develops and self-organizes...