The Primate Visual System

Jon H. Kaas, Christine E. Collins

July 28, 2003 by CRC Press
Reference - 440 Pages - 9 Color & 98 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849312434 - CAT# 1243
Series: Frontiers in Neuroscience

USD$177.95

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Features

  • "Includes current knowledge of how the visual system is formed during development
  • "Covers anatomical organization and connectivity of visual cortical areas in primates and the physiological properties of neurons in visual areas
  • "Focuses on functional organization and specialization of visual areas and compares data from several primate species
  • "Describes state-of-the-art methods currently used to investigate the visual system
  • "Discusses the neural basis of visuomotor processing in the primate brain
  • Summary

    The last 20 years of research have been marked by exceptional progress in understanding the organization and functions of the primate visual system. This understanding has been based on the wide application of traditional and newly emerging methods for identifying the functionally significant subdivisions of the system, their interconnections, the response properties of their neurons, and the population responses to stimulus events.

    While primates vary greatly in morphology and behavioral adaptations, all primates share certain features of the visual system. 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.