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Vision and the Visual System

Peter H. Schiller and Edward J. Tehovnik


This book provides the essential facts about how visual information is processed in the brain. The book has 16 chapters. Chapter 1 provides basic information about the methods that are used by investigators to find out how visual information is processed in living organisms. Chapter 2 outlines the brain areas that process visual information and specifies how these areas are interconnected in the mammalian visual system. Chapter 3 describes in detail the structural and functional organization of the retina. Chapter 4 describes the lateral geniculate nucleus. Chapter 5 delineates the manner in w ... More

Keywords: retina, eye movements, color vision, depth perception, pattern perception, motion perception, lateral geniculate nucleus, visual cortex, visual illusions, visual prosthesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199936533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter H. Schiller, author

Edward J. Tehovnik, author
The Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte