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The Primate Visual System. A Comparative Approach

  • ID: 2174318
  • Book
  • 382 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The most important sensory system for humans is the visual system and the best animal model for this is the non–human primate.
The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach is a concise overview of the anatomical, physiological and psychophysical data on the visual system of different primate species. The book takes a comparative approach as a basis for studying the physiological properties of primate vision and examines the phylogenetic relationship between the visual systems of different primate species.

The text will incude the latest developments in the field and taken from a neurobiologist s perspective the book provides a unique approach to the study of primate vision as a basis for further study into the human visual system.

An invaluable reference for those students taking courses in visual neuroscience and will also be of interest to those interested in the human visual system and human visual perception including opthalmologists and neurologists.

  • A focus on the visual system of primates from retina to cortex and visual perception.
  • Contributions from leading scientists in their field.
  • Focuses on the whole visual system of primates taking an interdisciplinary approach.
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List of Contributors.

1. The Evolutionary and Ecological Context of Primate Vision (R. Martin & C. Ross).

2. Comparative Aspects of Visual System Development (B. Finlay, et al.).

3. The Genetics and Evolution of Primate Visual Pigments (D. Hunt, et al.).

4. The Ecology of the Primate Eye: Retinal Sampling and Color Vision (D. Osorio, et al.).

5. Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Primate Retina (L. Silveira, et al.).

6. The Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (J. Kremers, et al.).

7. Extraretinal Inputs and Feedback Mechanisms to the Lateral Geniculate Nucleus (LGN) (V. Casagrande, et al.).

8. Visual Functions of the Retinorecipient Nuclei in the Midbrain, Pretectum, and Ventral Thalamus of Primates (M. Ibbotson & B. Dreher).

9. The Evolution of Visual Cortex in Primates (J. Kaas).

10. The Physiological Basis for Visual Motion Perception and Visually Guided Eye Movements (U. Ilg, et al.).

11. Psychophysical Correlates of Identified Physiological Processes (A. Werner, et al.).


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Jan Kremers
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