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The Upper and Lower Visual Field of Man: Electrophysiological and Functional Differences

  • W. Skrandies
Part of the Progress in Sensory Physiology book series (PHYSIOLOGY, volume 8)

Abstract

Basic sensory functions depend on physical stimulus characteristics, physiological perceptual mechanisms, the state of the nervous system at the time of stimulus arrival, and also on the exact location of the stimulus on the receptor plane. In the somatosensory system, for example, the spatial resolution for mechanical stimuli differs according to whether they are applied to the fingertips or to the arm area, and the visual system shows pronounced functional differences between the center and the periphery of the retina, related to the different local packing densities of the photoreceptors and their different connections to the retinal ganglion cells.

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Contrast Sensitivity Retinal Location Retinal Area Vertical Meridian Contrast Sensitivity Function 
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  • W. Skrandies
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für Physiologische und Klinische ForschungW.G. Kerckhoff-InstitutBad NauheimGermany

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