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The Neuropsychology of Vision

Manfred Fahle and Mark Greenlee


This book describes a range of new approaches to neuropsychological investigation and provides a broad overview of visual neuropsychology. It starts by presenting the results from new research employing single-unit recordings on the neuronal basis of perception demonstrating that the visual system relies strongly on feedback from higher to lower levels of information processing, and that neuronal plasticity exists in the primary sensory cortices of adults, areas previously considered to be hard-wired. The book also describes other new and adapted techniques to measure brain activity, including ... More

Keywords: neuropsychological investigation, perception, visual system, neuronal plasticity, information processing, neuropsychology, visual disorder, cortices, brain activity, lesions

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198505822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manfred Fahle, editor
Director, Institute of Brain Research, University of Bremen, Germany, and Applied Vision Research Centre, City University, London, UK

Mark Greenlee, editor
Department of Psychology, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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Part 1 Physiology and anatomy of the visual system: single cells

Chapter 1 Vision, behaviour, and the single neuron

Gregor Rainer, and Nikos K. Logothetis

Part 2 Sum potentials in humans: electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography

Part 3 Imaging studies: functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography

Part 4 Lesion studies in trained monkeys and humans (transcranial magnetic stimulation)

Chapter 6 Magnetic stimulation in studies of vision and attention

Amanda Ellison, Lauren Stewart, Alan Cowey, and Vincent Walsh

Part 5 Psychophysics: patient studies

Part 6 Rehabilitation and recovery

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