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Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

L. Weiskrantz

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Damage to a particular area of the brain — the neocortex — is generally understood to result in blindness. Studies of some patients who have suffered from this form of blindness have nevertheless ... More


Newborn vision

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers the visual capabilities of the normal newborn infant, starting with crude visual orienting behaviour towards visually conspicuous objects. The evidence for a specific ability ... More


Paediatric vision testing

Janette Atkinson

in The Developing Visual Brain

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198525998
eISBN:
9780191712395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525998.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes some of the methods used for testing vision in infants and young children in research and clinical assessment, including behavioural measures from observing eye movements ... More


The Rotterdam C-chart: visual acuity and interocular acuity differences in very low birth weight and/or very prematurely born children at the age of 5 years

J. van Hof-van Duin and J. W. R. Pott

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

It is generally accepted that children born very prematurely or with a very low birth weight (VLBW; 〈1500 g) are at risk for visual impairment, at least during the first few years after birth. ... More


Dioptric blur, grating visual acuity, and stereoacuity in infants

Paulette P. Schmidt, Ivan C. J. Wood, Sarah Lewin, and Helen Davis

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

In the assessment of visual function, visual and stereo acuity measurement play important roles in diagnosing vision problems and in monitoring the effects of clinical treatments. Grating-acuity ... More


Development of the visual field: results from human and animal studies

Ruxandra Sireteanu

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The extent of the adult visual field gives important clues on brain functioning. Visual field deficits often accompany, and sometimes predict, the onset of neurological problems. It is therefore of ... More


Visual acuity

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

D. B. was randomly presented with either a grating of a given spatial frequency and constant contrast, or a plain stimulus matched in flux (actually a stimulus with ultra-high spatial frequency to ... More


Structure and Function of the Retina in Aquatic Tetrapods

Tom Reuter and Leo Peichl

in Sensory Evolution on the Threshold: Adaptations in Secondarily Aquatic Vertebrates

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252783
eISBN:
9780520934122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252783.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the anatomy and physiology of the retina in aquatic tetrapods. It focuses on the input and output stages of retinal processing: the photoreceptors and the ganglion cells. It ... More


Visual Evoked Responses

Jay A. Liveson and Dong M. Ma

in Laboratory Reference for Clinical Neurophysiology

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195129243
eISBN:
9780199847792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195129243.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Visual evoked potentials provide a quantitative measure of the visual system. The function measured includes that of the optic nerve, through the optic chiasm and tract, to the lateral geniculate ... More


D.B.: Clinical history and early testing

L. Weiskrantz

in Blindsight: A Case Study and Implications

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521921
eISBN:
9780191706226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521921.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

‘D. B.’ is the subject of the book who underwent intensive tests of his blindsight. His visual cortex in one hemisphere was removed surgically to excise an invasive tumour when he was 33 years old. ... More


History and Present Status of Quantum Theory in Vision

M. A. Bouman

in Sensory Communication

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262518420
eISBN:
9780262314213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262518420.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter presents a review of the development of quantum-statistical theories for visual functions such as absolute thresholds for steady and moving targets, contrast thresholds, visual acuity, ... More


Photorefraction for the detection of amblyogenic defects: past and present

M. R. Angi and E. Pilotto

in Infant Vision

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523161
eISBN:
9780191724558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523161.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Amblyopia is a developmental disorder of binocular vision resulting from an anomalous visual experience early in life. It is the primary cause of monocular vision loss in children and young adults, ... More


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