The Neural Basis of Early Vision

  • Akimichi Kaneko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Shuji Tachibanaki, Sawae Tsushima, Satoru Kawamura
    Pages 4-4
  3. Heinz Wässle, Silke Haverkamp, Ulrike Grünert, Catherine W. Morgans
    Pages 19-38
  4. Yozo Miyake, Mineo Kondo, Makoto Nakamura, Hiroko Terasaki
    Pages 41-41
  5. Akimichi Kaneko, Hajime Hirasawa
    Pages 42-43
  6. Maarten Kamermans, Iris Fahrenfort, Trijntje Sjoerdsma, Jan Klooster
    Pages 44-45
  7. Kyoh-Ichi Takahashi, David Krizaj, David R. Copenhagen
    Pages 46-47
  8. Richard H. Masland
    Pages 48-49
  9. Shu-Ichi Watanabe, Amane Koizumi, Yoshitake Yamada, Akimichi Kaneko
    Pages 55-58
  10. Masao Tachibana, Hiroshi Ishikane, Mie Gangi, Itaru Arai, Tomomitsu Asaka, Jiulin Du
    Pages 59-60

About these proceedings


Researchers in recent decades have elucidated signal transduction in the retina and the function of the visual cortex. The highly flexible nature of neural circuits in the visual cortex especially during the critical period has been an interesting subject for studying neural plasticity and development. Recent advances in the visual neurosciences of the vertebrate retina and the visual cortex were discussed during the 12th Keio International Symposium for Life Science and Medicine, meeting jointly with Vision Forum 2002. Contributions to the symposium collected in this volume reflect the convergence of physiological, cell biological, molecular, mathematical, and clinical approaches. The book covers topics ranging from phototransduction to visual information processing in the primary visual cortex, and includes clinical studies on hereditary night blindness, creating a valuable source of information for researchers and clinicians in the visual neurosciences.


Eye Neuroscience Physiology Sensory system Termination Vision genes neural mechanisms neurons signal transduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Akimichi Kaneko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physiology School of MedicineKeio UniversityShinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
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  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-68449-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-68447-3
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