The Primate Visual Systemby Jon H. Kaas, Kaas H. Kaas
Pub. Date: 07/28/2003
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Includes current knowledge of how the visual system is formed during development Covers anatomical organization and connectivity of visual cortical areas in primates Focuses on functional organization and specialization of visual areas Provides a state-of-the-art description of current methods used to investigate the visual system Discusses the neural basis of… See more details below
Includes current knowledge of how the visual system is formed during development Covers anatomical organization and connectivity of visual cortical areas in primates Focuses on functional organization and specialization of visual areas Provides a state-of-the-art description of current methods used to investigate the visual system Discusses the neural basis of visuomotor processing in the primate brain While primates vary greatly in morphology and behavioral adaptations, all primates share certain features of the visual system, one of the most traditional and largest areas in modern neuroscience. Although there are several books on vision in the market, until now no book has provided a comprehensive overview of the primate visual system. This book synthesizes the current knowledge on the anatomical and functional organization of the primate visual system and proposes new directions for research. Contributed by a multidisciplinary group of leading researchers, chapters consider a range of topics concerning various primates, including humans, and cover processing from the eye to neural codes for action, and from basic perception to memory.
Table of Contents
Introduction: A Brief Overview of the Primate Visual System. The K, P, and M Pathways from Retina to Cortex. The Pulvinar Complex. The Development of Neuron Response Properties in Primary Visual Cortex. The Second Visual Area, V2. The Superior Colliculus. Early Visual Areas: V2, V3, DM, DL, and MT. Plasticity of Visual Cortex in Adults. Processing Hierarchies in Visual Cortex. Visuomotor Areas in Frontal and Parietal Cortex. Specializations of Human Visual Cortex. Maps of the Visual Field in the Cerebral Cortex of Primates: Functional Organization and Significance. Face Expertise and Category Specialization in the Human Occipitotemporal Cortex. Motion Processing in Human Visual Cortex. The Functional Organization of Monkey Inferotemporal Cortex. Comparative Studies of Pyramidal Neurons in Visual Cortex of Monkeys. Feedback Connections: Splitting the Arrow.
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