Interhemispheric Integration of Visual Information in the Pigeon — a Behavioural Study

  • M. Graf
  • H. Zeier
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Abstract

The optic nerves of birds cross completely at the optic chiasm and the eye movements are independent of each other (Cowan et al., 1962). Nevertheless, there is complete interocular transfer of intensity, colour and form discriminations (Catania, 1965). Lesion studies have revealed the central position of the supra-optic decussation (DS) as a commissural pathway for interhemispheric transfer (Meier, 1971; Cuénod, 1974). The DS is part of the retinothalamohyperstriatal system (Nauta and Karten, 1970; Miceli et al., 1975).

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