Description

This timely new volume presents broad-based and wide-ranging contributions on all aspects of vision. The material is grouped for presentation in a logical fashion in five main themes: peripheral processing; sensory integration in superior colliculus; organization of visual projections; development and plasticity; and neuronal encoding and visually guided behavior.

The material spans from molecules to cognition, including overt behavior, and synaptic and membrane levels of analysis. The species studied also range over diverse phyla, while contributors too form a diverse group representing Europe, North America, and Asia. The Visually Responsive Neuron is an exciting and informative addition to the well known Progress in Brain Research series.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. List of Financial Supporters. Section I. Peripheral Processing. 1. The electrical responses of the trout photoreceptors to brief and prolonged illumination. 2. Light sensitivity, adaptation and saturation in mammalian rods. 3. Responses of isolated cat retinal ganglion cells to injected currents during development. 4. Macaque ganglion cells and spatal vision. 5. The neurophysiological correlates of colour induction, colour and brightness contrast. Section II. Sensory Integration in Superior Colliculus. 6. Determinants of axonal and dendritic structure in the superior colliculus. 7. Functional architecture of rodent superior colliculus: relevance of multiple output channels. 8. The visually responsive neuron and beyond: multisensory integration in cat and monkey. 9. Sensory integration in the deep layers of superior colliculus. 10. Early and late flash-induced field responses correspond to ON and OFF receptive field components in hamster superior colliculus. Section III. Functional and Anatomical Organization of Visual Projections. 11. Functional organization of the projections from the rabbit's superior colliculus to the lateral posterior nucleus. 12. Multiple visual areas in the posterior parietal cortex of primates. 13. Corticotectal relationships: direct and 'indirect' corticotectal pathways. 14. Abnormal visual experience and spatio-temporal properties of area 18 neurones in the cat. 15. Visual behavior following lesion of phasic W-fibres in the cat's optic tract. 16. Visuotopic organization of corticocortical connections in the visual system. 17. Disparity coding in the cat: a comparison between areas 17/18 and area 19. Section IV. Development and Placticity. 18. Cortical convergence of ON- and OFF-pathways, and functional adaptaton of receptive field organization in cat area 17. 19. Temporal covariance of postsynaptic membrane potential and synaptic input -role

Details

No. of pages:
484
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1993
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Electronic ISBN:
9780080862200
Print ISBN:
9780444894922

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@qu:...informative and stimulating, and would be a valuable asset to professionals in neuroscience. @source:Neuroscience