Neural Substrates of the Visual Perception of Movement

  • Mark A. Berkley
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 20)


The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief summary of recent ideas and data regarding the neural substrates of the perception of motion. This summary is not comprehensive nor does it include the considerable relevant literature in human psychophysics. Several recent detailed and outstanding reviews are available also covering movement perception; in particular, the reviews by Grüsser and Grüsser-Cornellis (1975) and by Sekuler, Pantle and Levinson (1978) are notable. These reviews attempt to take into account the many physiological findings that may be relevant to motion perception. Several earlier, less physiological reviews are also available in basic reference texts and handbooks, e.g., Walls (1942), Johansson (1970), Graham (1963), etc., and the reader is referred to these for general background.


Visual Cortex Receptive Field Visual Perception Superior Colliculus Lateral Geniculate Nucleus 
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  • Mark A. Berkley
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFlorida State UniversityTalahasseeUSA

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