Autrum,H.(Eds):Hdbk Sens.Physiology Vol 7

Central Processing of Visual Information A: Integrative Functions and Comparative Data

Authors: Autrum, H., Bishop, P.O., Braitenberg, V., Chow, K.L., Valois, R.L.D., Freeman, R.B., Grind, W.A. van de, Grüsser, O.-J., Grüsser-Cornehls, U., Jung, R., Levick, W.R., Lunkenheimer, H.-U., MacKay, D.M., Snyder, M., Stone, J., Strausfeld, N.J., Thomas, I.

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The present volume covers the physiology of the visual system beyond the optic nerve. It is a continuation of the two preceding parts on the photochemistry and the physiology of the eye, and forms a bridge from them to the fourth part on visual psychophysics. These fields have all developed as independent speciali­ ties and need integrating with each other. The processing of visual information in the brain cannot be understood without some knowledge of the preceding mechanisms in the photoreceptor organs. There are two fundamental reasons, ontogenetic and functional, why this is so: 1) the retina of the vertebrate eye has developed from a specialized part of the brain; 2) in processing their data the eyes follow physiological principles similar to the visual brain centres. Peripheral and central functions should also be discussed in context with their final synthesis in subjective experience, i. e. visual perception. Microphysiology and ultramicroscopy have brought new insights into the neuronal basis of vision. These investigations began in the periphery: HARTLINE'S pioneering experiments on single visual elements of Limulus in 1932 started a successful period of neuronal recordings which ascended from the retina to the highest centres in the visual brain. In the last two decades modern electron­ microscopic techniques and photochemical investigations of single photoreceptors further contributed to vision research.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Central Processing of Visual Information A: Integrative Functions and Comparative Data
Authors
Series Title
Autrum,H.(Eds):Hdbk Sens.Physiology Vol 7
Series Volume
7 / 3 / 3 A
Copyright
1973
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag, Berlin · Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-65352-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-65352-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-65354-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 800
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