The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

An invaluable reference for those students taking courses in visual neuroscience, it will also be of interest to those working on the human visual system and human visual perception including ophthalmologists and neurologists.
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"…a treasure trove of information on visual systems…" (The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470868096
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/10/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The evolutionary and ecological context of primate vision 1
2 Comparative aspects of visual system development 37
3 The genetics and evolution of primate visual pigments 73
4 The ecology of the primate eye : retinal sampling and color vision 99
5 Comparative anatomy and physiology of the primate retina 127
6 The lateral geniculate nucleus 161
7 Extraretinal inputs and feedback mechanisms to the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) 191
8 Visual functions of the retinorecipient nuclei in the midbrain, pretectum, and ventral thalamus of primates 213
9 The evolution of visual cortex in primates 267
10 The physiological basis for visual motion perception and visually guided eye movements 285
11 Psychophysical correlates of identified physiological processes 311
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