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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


Postscript

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/9780199751754.003.0023
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

After their successful employment in nerve and muscle research, microelectrodes are widely used to explore impulse activity in various parts of the brain and spinal cord. As part of this work, the ... More


David H. Hubel

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/9780195176186.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

David H. Hubel was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, to American parents in 1926. In 1929, his family transferred to Montreal where he was brought up and educated and continued to live until the age ... More


Coloring In, and Coloring For

M. Chirimuuta

in Outside Color: Perceptual Science and the Puzzle of Color in Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029087
eISBN:
9780262327435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029087.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In Chapter 3 we saw that non-relational theories assume a coloring in model. Anti-realists imagine that achromatic reality is falsely colored by the projections of the mind, while realists take ... More


Chaos Through the Looking Glass

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/9780199734344.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author focuses on Leon Glass's discovery of a set of unexpected visual stimuli that led to an additional understanding of the physiology of visual perception. He discusses the ... More


Critique of Pure Cortical Topography

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/9780199734344.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

In this chapter, the author offers a critique of pure cortical topography, with particular reference to the retinotopic map as a key principle used to unlock the function of the cerebral cortex. He ... 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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