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About stc-1

Information about the data including cells, stimuli, format of the data.

Summary of the data

This dataset contains neural recordings carried out from two different brain areas – dorsal Medial superior temporal cortex (MSTd) and ventral intraparietal cortex (VIP) – of eleven rhesus macaques. The data include recordings carried out using three different types of experiments: (1) Single-cell recordings during passive heading, (2) Single-cell recordings during active heading discrimination, and (3) Simultaneous recordings from pairs of neurons during passive heading. In each experiment, heading stimuli were delivered visually (optic flow) as well as vestibularly (platform). Experiment (2) contains an additional condition where we used a combination of visual and vestibular stimuli.

Results from the experiments are described in:

Neural correlates of multisensory cue integration in macaque MSTd. Yong Gu, Dora Angelaki, Gregory DeAngelis
Nature Neuroscience 11(10), 1201–10 (Oct 2008) doi: 10.1038/nn2191

Perceptual leaning reduces interneuronal correlations in macaque visual cortex. Yong Gu, Sheng Liu, Christopher Fetsch, Yang Y, Adhira Sunkara, Gregory DeAngelis, Dora Angelaki. Neuron 71(4), 750–61 (25 Aug 2011) doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2011.06.015

Functional specializations of the ventral intraparietal area for multisensory heading discrimination. Chen Aihua, Gregory DeAngelis, Dora Angelaki. J Neurosci 33(8), 3567–81 (20 Feb 2013) doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4522-12.2013

Inferring decoding strategies for multiple correlated neural populations. Kaushik Lakshminarasimhan, Alexandre Pouget, Gregory DeAngelis, Dora Angelaki, Xaq Pitkow. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/108019

Format of the data

All data (stimulus and neuron-responses) are in MatLab files. The format is describe in the document linked to at the bottom of this page. Total space for the data is about 133 KB (compressed).

How to download the data

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Getting help using the data

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How to cite the data

Depending on the subset of the data you use for publication, please cite one of the above papers as you see fit. Please also cite the data set using the following:

Yong Gu, Aihua Chen, Sheng Liu, Christopher Fetsch, Yang Y, Adhira Sunkara, Kaushik J Lakshminarasimhan, Xaq Pitkow, Gregory DeAngelis, Dora Angelaki (2018); Extracellular recordings from areas MSTd and VIP of macaque monkeys during a heading discrimination task.

The above citation uses a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is assigned to the data set.  The DOI was created using DataCite ( and the California Digital Library, "EZID" system (


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