Physiological Responses and Functional Architecture of the Monkey Visual Cortex

  • D. Hubel
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 15)


Over the last 15 years Torsten Wiesel and I have been engaged in a study of the normal visual cortex in cats and monkeys. We have attempted to learn how far one can come in understanding how the cortex is put together and what becomes of the visual information reaching it. Our main technique has been the recording of impulses from single cells while stimulating the retina with light, but we have also used a variety of anatomical methods.


Receptive Field Complex Cell Striate Cortex Ocular Dominance Receptive Field Size 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    SANDERSON, K.J., DARIAN-SMITH, J. & BISHOP, P.O. Vision Res.9:1297, 1969.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    STONE, J. Invest. Ophthal.11:338, 1972.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Hubel
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Personalised recommendations