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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176186

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001

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Nobel Lecture, David H. Hubel Nobel Lecture, Torsten N. Wiesel

Nobel Lecture, David H. Hubel Nobel Lecture, Torsten N. Wiesel

(p.657) Chapter 27 Nobel Lecture, David H. Hubel Nobel Lecture, Torsten N. Wiesel
Brain and Visual Perception

David H. Hubel

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents two Nobel lectures: David Hubel's “Evolution of Ideas on the Primary Visual Cortex, 1955–1978: A Biased Historical Acoount” and Torsten Wiesel's “The Postnatal Development of the Visual Cortex and the Influence of the Environment”. Hubel's lecture traces the development of his ideas and his career from 1955 to 1978. Torsten's lecture presents the current understanding of the developments of the monkey visual cortex and the role of the visual experience in influencing neural connections. It emphasizes the work carried out in their laboratory.

Keywords:   Nobel lectures, neural connections, monkey visual cortex, environment, visual experience

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