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Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Motion Detection in Birds

Douglas R. Wylie and Andrew N. Iwaniuk

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a detailed account of how the pigeon brain detects moving objects, derives depth information from motion parallax, and perceives self-motion. All of these functions are ... More


Role of the pretectum and accessory optic system in pursuit eye movements of the monkey

Klaus-Peter Hoffmann and Uwe Ilg

in Multisensory Control of Movement

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198547853
eISBN:
9780191724268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547853.003.0049
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter describes in great length the “smooth pursuit” eye movement and the various mechanisms involved in it. It shows results on responses of the single pretectal nucleus of the optic tract ... More


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