Tirin Moore and colleagues challenge the idea that neuron receptive fields shift in anticipation of eye movements, remapping from the pre-movement location to the post-movement location before the eye actually moves.  They used multiple-electrode recording to provide a detailed maps of the receptive fields before and after movements.  The receptive fields did not remap to reflect the post-movement location.  Instead, all the receptive fields converged toward movement target.  This suggest that the receptive field do not remap, they reflect attention to the movement target.

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