BRAIN IMAGINGRetinotopic hemodynamic activation of the human V5/MT area during optokinetic responsesKansaku, Kenji1,2; Hashimoto, Kouki1,2; Muraki, Shigeru1,2; Miura, Kenichiro1,2; Takahashi, Toshimitsu1,2; Kawano, Kenji1,2, CAAuthor Information 1Neuroscience Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and 2CREST–JST, Tsukuba Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba 305-8568, Japan CA,1Corresponding Author and Address Received 12 September 2001; accepted 4 October 2001 Neuroreport: December 21st, 2001 - Volume 12 - Issue 18 - p 3891-3895 Buy Abstract To detect retinotopic activation in the human V5/MT, we obtained fMRI signals during optokinetic responses (OKR). We used two types of patterns, consisting of random dots plotted in either the central or peripheral regions, to stimulate the central and peripheral visual fields, respectively. These patterns moved at a constant speed of 20°/s rightward and leftward alternately. Subjects were required to track the patterns with their eyes. The two types of visual stimuli elicited different patterns of brain activation; the area with the most significant response to central visual field stimuli was located posteriorly to that responding to peripheral visual field stimuli. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.