The Changing Visual System

Maturation and Aging in the Central Nervous System

  • P. Bagnoli
  • W. Hodos

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 222)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. William Hodos
    Pages 21-32
  3. Nicholas C. Brecha, Giovanni Casini, Dennis Rickman
    Pages 95-117
  4. W. Hodos, R. F. Miller, K. V. Fite, V. Porciatti, A. L. Holden, J.-Y. Lee et al.
    Pages 137-148
  5. Giovanna Traina, Rossana Scuri, Denise Cecchetti, Marcello Brunelli
    Pages 171-184
  6. Paola Bagnoli, Simona Di Gregorio, Margherita Molnar, Cristina Romei, Gigliola Fontanesi
    Pages 185-197
  7. Hans - Joachim Bischof, Kathrin Herrmann, Jürgen Engelage
    Pages 199-208
  8. V. Porciatti, D. C. Burr, A. Fiorentini, C. Morrone
    Pages 209-217
  9. Jürgen Bolz, Mark Hübener, Iris Kehrer, Nino Novak
    Pages 233-246

About this book


In late May and early June 1991, a NATO Advanced Study Institute was held at a hotel in the hilltop village of San Martino al Cimino a few kilometers from the city of Viterbo in the Lazio region of Italy. The title of the course was the same as this volume and brought together specialists working at all phases of the life span (embryology, infancy, childhood, middle life and senescence) in both animals and humans to exchange ideas, facts and theories in the search for common principles. Such principles could prove important for understanding developmental changes in the central nervous system and visual behavior within the context of a continuum of life-span processes rather than viewing them as events or mechanisms that occur only in a certain period. For example, changes that are associated with "aging" were considered as extensions or continuations of processes that began at an earlier stage of the life span, rather than being seen as processes that only began late in life.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Bagnoli
    • 1
  • W. Hodos
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TusciaViterboItaly
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6497-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3390-0
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