© 1984

Neuronal Operations in the Visual Cortex


Part of the Studies of Brain Function book series (BRAIN FUNCTION, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Guy A. Orban
    Pages 1-4
  3. Guy A. Orban
    Pages 34-62
  4. Guy A. Orban
    Pages 244-255
  5. Guy A. Orban
    Pages 300-307
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 343-370

About this book


The invitation by the editors of the series "studies of brain function" to contribute a monograph on the visual cortex gives me the opportunity to present in a concentrated manner much of the work I have done on the visual cortical areas of cat and monkey. However, the field of visual cortical physi­ ology is so active and so diverse that the presentation of only my own work would have given a very incomplete view of visual cortical functioning. Therefore this monograph also reviews most of the studies carried out on the subject in the last two decades. Where possible I have tried not only to describe the cortical machinery but also its possible functional purpose regarding vision. In doing this I have expressed my personal views rather than just reviewing the experimental facts. Much of the work presented in this monograph has been supported by the National Research Council of Belgium and the Research Council of the Catholic University of Leuven. I express my gratitude to them. I have en­ joyed collaborating in these studies with P. O. Bishop, H. Kato, H. Kennedy, K. P. Hoffmann, H. Maes, J. Duysens, E. Vandenbussche, and H. van der Glas. I am much indebted to all those who have commented on earlier versions of this monograph: J. Allman, H. Barlow, J. BuBier, M. Callens, J. Duysens, O. J. Griisser, P. Heggelund, H. Kennedy, L. C. Orban and L. Palmer.


Affen Katze LGN Operations Sehrinde brain brainstem cognition cortex experiment neurons perception physiology research university

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratorium voor Neuro- en PsychofysiologieKatholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculteit der GeneeskundeLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuronal Operations in the Visual Cortex
  • Authors G.A. Orban
  • Series Title Studies of Brain Function
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-11919-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46471-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46469-0
  • Series ISSN 0172-5742
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 370
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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