Title

Are Visual Hierarchies in the Brains of the Beholders?: Constancy and Variability in the Visual System of Birds and Mammals

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1991

Keywords

Visual Pathway, Optic Tectum, Striate Cortex, Middle Temporal, Extrastriate Cortex

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3390-0_5

Abstract

Contemporary concepts of the organization of the visual system began to emerge in the mid to late 19th century. It had long been appreciated that penetrating wounds of the occipital region of the brain resulted in blindness. Lesions of more lateral portions of the hemisphere often resulted in varying degrees of visual agnosias, though it was not until the middle third of the twentieth century that the contribution of such cortical areas to visual performance became an object of interest.

Was this content written or created while at USF?

Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Are Visual Hierarchies in the Brains of the Beholders?: Constancy and Variability in the Visual System of Birds and Mammals, in P. Bagnoli & W. Hodos (Eds.), The Changing Visual System: Maturation and Aging in the Central Nervous System, NATO ASI Series, Plenum Press, p. 51-59

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