Robert H. Wurtz

March 2017

Publications 

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  1. Berman RA, Cavanaugh J, McAlonan K, Wurtz RH (2017) A circuit for saccadic suppression in the primate brain.  J. Neurophysiol Dec 21:jn 00679. IN PRESS.
  2. Cavanaugh J, Berman RA, Joiner WM, Wurtz RH (2016)  Saccadic corollary discharge underlies stable visual perception.  J Neurosci Jan 6;36(1):31-42.
  3. Wurtz RH (2015) Using perturbations to identify the brain circuits underlying active vision. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 370(1677).
  4. 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.
  5. Wurtz RH (2013) Retrospective. David H. Hubel (1926-2013). Science. Nov 1;342(6158):572 .
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Wurtz RH, McAlonan K, Cavanaugh J, Berman RA. (2011) Thalamic pathways for active vision.Trends Cogn Sci. Apr;15(4):177-84.
  11. 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.
  12. Berman, R.A., Wurtz, R.H. (2011) Signals Conveyed in the Pulvinar Pathway from Superior Colliculus to Cortical Area MT. J. Neurosci. 31: 373-384.
  13. Berman RA, Wurtz RH. (2010) Functional identification of a pulvinar path from superior colliculus to cortical area MT. The Journal of Neuroscience, May, 102(18):6342-6354.
  14. Joiner WM, Fitzgibbon EJ, Wurtz RH. (2010) Amplitudes and directions of individual saccades can be adjusted by corollary discharge. J. Vision, Feb;10(2).1-12.
  15. Berman RA, Joiner WM, Cavanaugh J, Wurtz RH. (2009) Modulation of presaccadic activity in the frontal eye field by the superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. Jun; 101(6):2934-42.
  16. Port NL, Wurtz RH. (2009) Target selection and saccade generation in monkey superior colliculus. Exp Brain Res Jan; 192(3):465-77
  17. McAlonan K, Cavanaugh J, Wurtz RH. (2008) Guarding the gateway to cortex with attention in visual thalamus. Nature Nov 20;456(7220):391-4.
  18. Berman RA, Wurtz RH. (2008) Exploring the pulvinar path to visual cortex. Prog Brain Res 171:467-73.
  19. Sommer MA, Wurtz RH. (2008) Brain circuits for the internal monitoring of movements. Annu Rev Neurosci. 31:317-38.
  20. Wurtz RH. (2008) Neuronal mechanisms of visual stability. Vision Res. Sep;48(20):2070-89.
  21. Sommer MA, Wurtz RH. (2008) Visual perception and corollary discharge. Perception 37;(3):408-18.
  22. Sommer, M.A., Wurtz, R.H. (2006)Influence of thalamus on spatial visual processing in frontal cortex. Nature, 444:374-377.
  23. Cavanaugh, J. Alvarez, B, and Wurtz, R.H. (2006) Enhanced performance with brain stimulation: attentional shift or visual cue?  J. Neurosci. 26:11347-11358.
  24. Nakahara,H., Morita, K., Wurtz, R.H., Optican, L.M. (2006) Saccade related spread of activity across superior colliculus may arise from asymmetry of internal connections. J. Neurophysiol. 96:765-774.
  25. McAlonan, K., Cavanaugh, J., Wurtz, R.H. (2006) Attentional Modulation of Thalamic Reticular Neurons. J. Neurosci. 26:4444-4450.
  26. Hanes, D.P., Smith, M.K., Optican, L. M. and Wurtz, R. H.  (2005) Recovery of saccadic dysmetria following localized lesions in monkey superior colliculus. Exp Brain Res.160: 312-325.
  27. Cavanaugh, J. and Wurtz, R.H. (2004) Subcortical modulation of attention counters change blindness. J. Neurosci. 50:11236-43.
  28. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2003) 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.
  29. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H (2003) What the brainstem tells the frontal cortex.  II. Role of the SC-MD-FEF pathway in corollary discharge.  J. Neurophysiol, 91: 1403 - 1423.
  30. Port, N.L. and Wurtz, R.H. (2003)Sequential activity of simultaneously recorded neurons in the superior colliculus during curved saccades.  J. Neurophysiol 90: 1887-1903.
  31. Ferraina, S., Pare, M. and Wurtz, R.H. (2002) Comparison of cortico-cortical and cortico-collicular signals for the generation of saccadic eye movements.  J. Neurophysiol 87:845-858.
  32. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H. (2002) A pathway in primate brain for internal monitoring of movements.  Science 296: 1480-1482.
  33. Basso, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H. (2002) Neuronal activity in substantia nigra pars reticulata during target selection. J. Neurosicence 22(5): 1883-1894.
  34. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2001) Frontal eye field sends delay activity related to movement, memory, and vision to the superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 85: 1673-1685.
  35. Paré, M. and Wurtz, R.H. (2001) Progression in neuronal processing for saccadic eye movements from parietal cortex area LIP to superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 85: 2545-2562.
  36. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A., Pare, M., and Ferraina, S. (2001) Signal transformations from cerebral cortex to superior colliculus for the generation of saccades. Vis. Research 41: 3399-3412.
  37. Hanes, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2001) Interaction of the frontal eye field and superior colliculus for saccade generation. J. Neurophysiol.  85: 804-815.
  38. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Composition and topographic organization of signals sent from the frontal eye field to the superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 83: 1979-2001.
  39. Recanzone, G.H. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Effects of attention on MT and MST neuronal activity during pursuit initiation.  J. Neurophysiol. 83: 777-790.
  40. Quaia, C., Paré, M., Wurtz, R.H. and Optican, L.M.  (2000) Extent of compensation for variations in monkey saccadic eye movements.  Exp Brain Res. 132: 39-51.
  41. Port, N.L., Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Multielectrode evidence for spreading activity across the superior colliculus movement map. J. Neurophysiol.  84: 344-357.
  42. Krauzlis, R.J., Basso, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Discharge properties of neurons in the rostral superior colliculus of the monkey during smooth-pursuit eye movements.  J. Neurophysiol. 84: 867-891.
  43. Basso, M.A., Krauzlis, R.J. and Wurtz, R.H. (2000) Activation and inactivation of rostral superior colliculus neurons during smooth-pursuit eye movements in monkeys.  J. Neurophysiol. 84: 892-908.
  44. Ferraina, S., Paré, M., and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Disparity sensitivity of frontal eye field neurons.  J. Neurophysiol. 83: 625-629.
  45. Recanzone, G.H. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1999) Shift in smooth pursuit initiation and MT and MST neuronal activity under different stimulus conditions.  J. Neurophysiol. 82: 1710-1727.
  46. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1998) Frontal eye field neurons orthodromically activated from the superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 80: 3331-3335.
  47. Aizawa, H. and Wurtz, R. H.  (1998) Reversible inactivation of monkey superior colliculus. I.  Curvature of saccadic trajectory.  J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2082-2096.
  48. Quaia, C., Aizawa, H., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H. (1998) Reversible inactivation of monkey superior colliculus:  II. Maps of saccadic deficits.  J. Neurophysiol. 79: 2097-2110.
  49. Nichols, A.M., Ruffner, T.W., Sommer, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1998) A screw microdrive for adjustable chronic unit recording in monkeys.  J. Neurosci. Meth. 81: 185-188.
  50. Eifuku, S. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1998) Response to motion in extrastriate area MSTl: Disparity sensitivity.  J. Neurophysiol. 82: 2462-2475.
  51. Basso, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1998) Modulation of neuronal activity in superior colliculus by changes in target probability.  J. Neurosci. 18: 7519-7534.
  52. Eifuku, S. and Wurtz, R.H. (1998) Response to motion in extrastriate area MSTl: Center-surround interactions.  J. Neurophysiol. 80: 282-296.
  53. Recanzone, G.H., Wurtz, R.H., and Schwarz, U.  (1997) Responses of MT and MST neurons to one and two moving objects in the receptive field.  J. Neurophysiol. 78: 2904-2915.
  54. Paré, M. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1997) Monkey posterior parietal cortex neurons antidromically activated from superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 78: 3493-3497.
  55. Krauzlis, R.J., Basso, M.A., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1997) Shared motor error for multiple eye movements.  Science 276: 1693-1695.
  56. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1997) Planar directional contributions to optic flow responses in MST neurons.  J. Neurophysiol. 77: 782-796.
  57. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1997) Multiple temporal components of optic flow responses in MST neurons.   Exp. Brain Res.  114: 472-482.
  58. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1997) Medial superior temporal neurons respond to speed patterns in optic flow.  J. Neurosci. 17: 2839-2851.
  59. Basso, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H. (1997) Modulation of neuronal activity by target uncertainty.  Nature,389: 66-69.
  60. Munoz, D.P., Waitzman, D.M., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1996) Activity of neurons in monkey superior colliculus during interrupted saccades.  J. Neurophysiol. 75: 2562-2580.
  61. Munoz, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1995) Saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus.  I. Characteristics of burst and buildup cells.  J. Neurophysiol. 73: 2313-2333.
  62. Munoz, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1995) Saccade-related activity in monkey superior colliculus.  II. Spread of activity during saccades.  J.  Neurophysiol. 73: 2334-2348.
  63. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1995) Response of monkey MST neurons to optic flow stimuli with shifted centers of motion.  J. Neurosci. 15: 5192-5208.
  64. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1995) Mechanism of the illusory transformation of optic flow fields. Vision Res. 35: 985.
  65. Munoz, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H. (1993) Fixation cells in monkey superior colliculus. I. Characteristics of cell discharge.  J. Neurophysiol. 70: 559-575.
  66. Munoz, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H. (1993) Fixation cells in monkey superior colliculus. II. Reversible activation and deactivation.  J. Neurophysiol. 70: 576-589.
  67. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1993) An illusory transformation of optic flow fields. Vision Res. 33:1481-1490.
  68. Roy, J.P., Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H. (1992) Disparity sensitivity of neurons in monkey extrastriate area MST.  J. Neurosci. 12:2478-2492.
  69. Munoz, D.P. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1992) Role of the rostral superior colliculus in active visual fixation and execution of express saccades.  J. Neurophysiol. 66:1000-1002.
  70. Yamasaki, D.S. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1991) Recovery of function after lesions in the superior temporal sulcus in the monkey.  J. Neurophysiol. 66: 651-673.
  71. Waitzman, D.M., Ma, T.P., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1991) Superior colliculus neurons mediate the dynamic characteristics of saccades.  J. Neurophysiol. 66: 1716-1737.
  72. Ma, T.P., Graybiel, A.M., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1991) Location of saccade-related neurons in the macaque superior colliculus.  Exp. Brain Res.  85: 21-35.
  73. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1991) Sensitivity of MST neurons to optic flow stimuli. I. A continuum of response selectivity to large-field stimuli.  J. Neurophysiol. 65: 1329-1345.
  74. Duffy, C.J. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1991) Sensitivity of MST neurons to optic flow stimuli. II. Mechanisms of response selectivity revealed by small-field stimuli.  J. Neurophysiol. 65: 1346-1359.
  75. Roy, J.-P. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1990) The role of disparity-sensitive cortical neurons in signaling the direction of self-motion.  Nature, 348: 160-162,
  76. Komatsu, H. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1989) Modulation of pursuit eye movements by stimulation of cortical areas MT and MST.  J. Neurophysiol. 62: 31-47.
  77. Waitzman, D.M., Ma, T.P., Optican, L.M., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1988) Superior colliculus neurons provide the saccadic motor error signal.  Exp. Brain Res. 72: 649-652.
  78. Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1988) Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements. I. Localization and visual properties of neurons.  J. Neurophysiol. 60: 580-603.
  79. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., and Komatsu, H. (1988) Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements.  II. Differentiation of retinal from extraretinal inputs.  J. Neurophysiol. 60: 604-620.
  80. Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H. (1988) Relation of cortical areas MT and MST to pursuit eye movements. III. Interaction with full field visual stimulation.  J. Neurophysiol. 60: 621-644.
  81. Crist, C.F., Yamasaki, D.S.G., Komatsu, H., and Wurtz, R.H. (1988) A grid system and a microsyringe for single cell recording.  J. Neurosci. Methods 26: 117-122.
  82. Dürsteler, M., and Wurtz, R.H. (1988) Pursuit and optokinetic deficits following chemical lesions of cortical areas MT and MST.  J. Neurophysiol. 60: 940-965.
  83. Dürsteler, M., Wurtz, R.H., and Newsome, W.T.  (1987) Directional pursuit deficits following lesions of the foveal representation within the superior temporal sulcus of the macaque monkey.  J. Neurophysiol. 57: 1262-1287.
  84. Mikami, A., Newsome, W.T., and Wurtz, R.H.  (l986) Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex.  I. Mechanisms of direction and speed selectivity in extrastriate area MT.   J. Neurophysiol. 55: l308-l327,
  85. Mikami, A., Newsome, W. T., and Wurtz, R.H.  (l986) Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex.  II. Spatiotemporal range of directional interactions in MT and Vl.  J. Neurophysiol. 55: l328-l339.
  86. Newsome, W.T., Mikami, A., and Wurtz, R.H.  (l986) Motion selectivity in macaque visual cortex. III. Psychophysics and physiology of apparent motion.  J. Neurophysiol. 55: l340-l351.
  87. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H.  (l986) Saccadic eye movements following injection of lidocaine into the superior colliculus.  Exp. Brain Res. 61: 531-539.
  88. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., Dürsteler, M., and Mikami, A. (1985) Deficits in visual motion processing following ibotenic acid lesions of the middle temporal visual area of the macaque monkey.  J. Neurosci. 5: 825-840.
  89. Newsome, W.T., Wurtz, R.H., Dürsteler, M., and Mikami, A. (1985) Punctate chemical lesions of striate cortex in the macaque monkey:  effect on visually guided saccades.  Exp. Brain Res. 58: 392-399.
  90. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1985) Modification of saccadic eye movements by GABA-related substances.  I.  Effect of muscimol and bicuculline in monkey superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 53: 266-291.
  91. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1985) Modification of saccadic eye movements by GABA-related substances.  II.  Effects of muscimol in the monkey substantia nigra.  J. Neurophysiol. 53: 292-308.
  92. Richmond, B.J., Wurtz, R.H., and Sato, T. (1983) Visual responses of inferior temporal neurons in awake rhesus monkey.  J. Neurophysiol. 50: 1415-1432.
  93. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H. (1983) Effects on eye movements of a GABA agonist and antagonist injected into monkey superior colliculus.  Brain Res. 272: 368-372.
  94. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H. (1983) Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata.  I.  Relation of visual and auditory responses to saccades.  J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1230-1253.
  95. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H. (1983) Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata.  II. Visual responses related to fixation of gaze.  J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1254-1267.
  96. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H. (1983) Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata.  III.  Memory-contingent visual and saccade responses.  J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1268-1284.
  97. Hikosaka, O. and Wurtz, R.H. (1983) Visual and oculomotor functions of monkey substantia nigra pars reticulata.  IV.  Relation of substantia nigra to superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 49: 1285-1301.
  98. Albano, J.E. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1982) Deficits in eye position following ablation of monkey superior colliculus, pretectum, and posterior-medial thalamus.  J. Neurophysiol. 48: 318-337.
  99. Albano, J.E., Mishkin, M., Westbrook, L.E., and Wurtz, R.H. (1982) Visuomotor deficits following ablation of monkey superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 48: 338-351.
  100. Judge, S.J., Wurtz, R.H. and Richmond, B.J. (1980) Vision during saccadic eye movements. I.  Visual interactions in striate cortex. J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1133-1155.
  101. Richmond, B.J. and Wurtz, R.H. (1980) Vision during saccadic eye movements. II.  A corollary discharge to monkey superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1156-1167.
  102. Wurtz, R.H., Richmond , B.J., and Judge, S.J. (1980) Vision during saccadic eye movements. III.  Visual interactions in monkey  superior colliculus.  J. Neurophysiol. 43: 1168-1181.
  103. Campbell, F.W. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1978) Saccadic omission: Why we do not see a grey-out during a saccadic eye movement. Vision Res. 18: 1297-1303.
  104. Mohler, C.W. and Wurtz, R.H.  (1977) Role of striate cortex and superior colliculus in visual guidance of saccadic eye movements in monkeys. J. Neurophysiol. 40: 74-94.
  105. Robinson, D.L. and Wurtz, R.H. (1976) Use of an extraretinal signal by monkey superior colliculus neurons to distinguish real from self-induced stimulus movement.  J. Neurophysiol. 39: 852-870.
  106. Wurtz, R.H. and Mohler, C.W. (1976) Enhancement of visual responses in monkey striate cortex and frontal eye fields.  J. Neurophysiol. 39: 766-772.
  107. Wurtz, R.H. and Mohler, C.W. (1976) Organization of monkey superior colliculus: Enhanced visual response of superficial layer cells.  J. Neurophysiol. 39: 745-765.
  108. Mohler, C.W. and Wurtz, R.H. (1976) Organization of monkey superior colliculus: Intermediate layer cells discharging before eye movements.  J. Neurophysiol. 39: 722-744.
  109. Kunzle, H., Akert, K., and Wurtz, R.H.  (1976) Projection of area 8 (frontal eye field) to superior colliculus in the monkey. An autoradiographic study.  Brain Res. 117: 487-492.
  110. Wurtz, R.H. and Mohler, C.W.  (1974) Selection of visual targets for the initiation of saccadic eye movements.  Brain Res. 71: 209-214.
  111. Mohler, C.W., Goldberg, M.E., and Wurtz, R.H. (1973) Visual receptive fields of frontal eye field neurons.  Brain Res. 61: 385-389.
  112. Goldberg M.E. and Wurtz, R.H. (1972) Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey.  I.  Visual receptive fields of single neurons.  J. Neurophysiol. 35: 542-559.
  113. Goldberg, M.E. and Wurtz, R.H. (1972) Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey.  II.  The effect of attention on neuronal responses.  J. Neurophysiol. 35: 560-574.
  114. Wurtz, R.H. and Goldberg, M.E. (1972) Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey.  III.  Cells discharging before eye movements.  J. Neurophysiol. 35: 575-586.
  115. Wurtz, R.H. and Goldberg, M.E. (1972)  Activity of superior colliculus in behaving monkey.  IV.  Effects of lesions on eye movements.  J. Neurophysiol. 35: 586-596.
  116. Wurtz, R.H. and Goldberg, M.E.  (1971) Superior colliculus cell responses related to eye movements in awake monkeys.  Science 171: 82-84.
  117. Wurtz, R.H. (1969) Comparison of effects of eye movements and stimulus movements on striate cortex neurons of the monkey.  J. Neurophysiol. 32: 987-994.
  118. Wurtz, R.H. (1969) Response of striate cortex neurons during rapid eye movements in the monkey.  J. Neurophysiol. 32: 975-986.
  119. Wurtz, R.H. (1969) Visual receptive fields of striate cortex neurons in awake monkeys.  J. Neurophysiol. 32: 727-742.
  120. Wurtz, R.H. (1968) Visual cortex neurons:  Response during rapid eye movements.  Science 162: 1148-1150.
  121. Wurtz, R.H. and O'Flaherty, J.J. (1967) Physiological correlates of steady potential shifts during sleep and wakefulness.  I.  Sensitivity of steady potential to carbon dioxide.  EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 22: 30-42.
  122. Wurtz, R.H., Castellucci, V.F., and Nusrala, J.M. (1967) Synaptic plasticity:  The effect of the action potential in the postsynaptic neuron.  Exp. Neurol. 198: 350-368.
  123. Wurtz, R.H. (1967) 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.
  124. Wurtz, R.H. (1966) Steady potential fields during sleep and wakefulness in the cat. Exp. Neurol. 15: 274-292.
  125. Wurtz, R.H. (1966) Steady potential shifts in the rat during desynchronized sleep.  EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 20: 59 - 67.
  126. Wurtz, R.H. (1965) Self-stimulation and cortical seizure activity.  J. Ner. Ment. Dis. 141: 204-208.
  127. Wurtz, R.H. (1965) Steady potential shifts during arousal and deep sleep in the cat.  EEG Clin. Neurophysiol. 19: 649-662.
  128. Wurtz, R.H. and Olds, J. (1963) Amygdaloid stimulation and operant reinforcements in the rat.  J. Comp. Physiol. Psychol.  57: 941-949.

 

Invited reviews and book chapters

  1. Wurtz, R. H., Joiner, W. M., Berman, R.A. (2011) Neuronal mechanisms for visual stability: progress and problems. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 00, 1–12, doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0186
  2. Wurtz, R.H. (2009) Recounting the impact of Hubel and Wiesel. J.Physiol 587.12, 2817-2823.
  3. Wurtz, R.H. (2009) Superior Colliculus. In Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Volume 9, L.R. Squire (Ed) Academic Press, Oxford, pp627-634.
  4. Wurtz, R. H. (2008) Neuronal mechanisms of visual stability. Vision Research, 48:2070-89.
  5. Sommer, M. A. and Wurtz, R. H. (2008) Brain circuits for the internal monitoring of movements. Annu Rev Neurosci. 31:317-38.
  6. Sommer, M. A. and Wurtz, R. H. (2006) Visual Perception and Corollary Discharge.  Perception  In Press.
  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, pp. 123 -140.
  8. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A. and Cavanaugh, J. (2005) Drivers from the deep: the contribution of collicular input to thalamo - cortical processing.  Progress in Brain Research, Vol. 149: 207-225.
  9. Wurtz, R.H. (2005) Treasures from a golden age. Science 308, 15 April.
  10. Wurtz, R.H. and Sommer, M.A. (2004) Identifying corollary discharges for movement in the primate brain.  Progress in Brain Research, 144: 47-60.
  11. Sommer, M.A. and Wurtz, R.H. (2003) The dialogue between cerebral cortex and superior colliculus: implications for saccadic target selection and corollary discharge.  The Visual Neurosciences, MIT 1466-1484.
  12. Wurtz, R.H., Sommer, M.A., Pare, M., and Ferraina, S. (2001) Signal transformations from cerebral cortex to superior colliculus for the generation of saccades. Vis. Research 41: 3399-3412,
  13. Kandel, E. and Wurtz, R.H.  (2000) Constructing the visual percept. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, p. 492-506.
  14. Wurtz, R.H. and Kandel, E.  (2000) Perception of motion, depth, and form. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, p. 548-571.
  15. Wurtz, R.H. and Kandel, E.  (2000) Central visual pathways. In: Principles of Neural Science E. Kandel, T.H. Schwartz, T.M. Jessell (Eds.) Appleton & Lange, New York, p. 523-547.
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