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Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

DAVID H. HUBEL and TORSTEN N. WIESEL

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Scientists' understanding of two central problems in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy has been greatly influenced by the work of David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel: What is it to see? This ... More


The Neuromuscular Junction

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Eccles, having returned to Australia from Oxford, is appointed Director of a pathology institute in Sydney, and sets up neurophysiology laboratories there. To assist him, he first recruits Stephen ... More


Departures

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The later lives of the main neurophysiologists in the latter part of the impulse story are described. Edgar Adrian, awarded a baronetcy, abandons research after his laboratory is accidentally ... More


Torsten N. Wiesel

David H. Hubel

in Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195176186
eISBN:
9780199847013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Torsten Wiesel was born in 1924 in Uppsala, Sweden, the youngest of five children. In 1947, he began his scientific career in Carl Gustaf Bernhard's laboratory at the Karolinska Institute, where he ... More


The War Years

Alan J. McComas

in Galvani’s Spark: The Story of the Nerve Impulse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751754
eISBN:
9780199897094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751754.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Plymouth is bombed and the Marine Biological Laboratory damaged. Huxley joins the Navy and Hodgkin helps to develop radar for fighter aircraft. In the depleted physiology department in Cambridge, ... More


Waiting for the Train to Baltimore

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

in Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author reflects on Vernon Mountcastle's work on cortical organization and his salt-and-pepper view of association cortex. He first describes the study that he and Milena Raffi ... More


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