Modulation of innate behaviors by the visual cortex. How the cortex can orchestrate reflexes?

How the cortex can orchestrate reflexes: A specific population of neurons in the mouse visual cortex play a key role in adapting an innate eye movement, by interacting with ancient brainstem structures. These neurons, which favor a specific type of visual stimulus, are crucial for adaptively modifying this reflex. This study unveils a direction-selective cortico-brainstem pathway that adaptively modulates innate behaviors.

A direction-selective cortico-brainstem pathway adaptively modulates innate behaviors. Jiashu Liu, Yingtian He, Andreanne Lavoie, Guy Bouvier, Bao-Hua Liu

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