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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


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


Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734344
eISBN:
9780190255862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This book charts a neuroscientist's journey to understand the central mysteries of consciousness. The author began his career in the neurophysiology of vision in the 1980s, just when the field was ... 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


Making Sense of the Senses

Alan J. McComas

in Sherrington's Loom: An Introduction to the Science of Consciousness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190936549
eISBN:
9780190936570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936549.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

This chapter describes the novel findings of David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel when recording from single cells in the primary visual cortex and how these findings supported the concept that the various ... 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


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


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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