Developmental Neurobiology of Vision

  • Ralph D. Freeman

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Three Theories of Cortical Function

    1. H. B. Barlow
      Pages 1-16
  3. Studies of the Kitten’s Visual System

  4. Studies of the Cat’s Visual System

  5. Studies of the Monkey’s Visual System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. L. J. Garey, F. Vital-Durand, Colin Blakemore
      Pages 261-265
    3. N. V. Swindale
      Pages 267-273
  6. Studies of the Human’s Visual System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Oliver Braddick, Janette Atkinson
      Pages 289-300
    3. M. Pirchio, D. Spinelli, A. Fiorentini, L. Maffei
      Pages 301-304
  7. Studies of the Visual Systems of Various Sub-Primate Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Pamela Raymond Johns
      Pages 345-357
    3. P. G. H. Clarke, K. A. C. Martin, V. S. Ramachandran, V. M. Rao, D. Whitteridge
      Pages 403-410
    4. Uri Yinon, Lionel Rose, Amiram Shapiro, Menachem M. Goldschmidt, Tatanya Y. Steinschneider
      Pages 411-418
  8. Neurochemical Studies

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 443-446

About this book


This volume contains summaries of most of the invited presentations given by lecturers and participants at the NATO Advanced Study Institute, "Develop­ mental Neurobiology of Vision," held in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece 18-27 Sep­ tember 1978. The purpose of this meeting was to enable a relatively small international group of scientists and students to hold discussions and to present their views on current problems in the field. It was intended that the results of the exchanges would be conveyed to others in the native countries of the parti­ cipants. An attempt was made to obtain broad representation of disciplines within the area of the Institute and this is reflected in the diversity of the chapters in this book. Considerable interest has been generated in recent years concerning the development and plasticity of vision. Perhaps not unexpectedly, along with the high level of activity in this field, there have been so me controversial findings.


behavior biology brain cortex development information neurobiology neurons plasticity

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph D. Freeman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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