ISBN: 9780262033084 | 1808 pp. | November 2003

Table of Contents
  1. Vision Structure and Function: The Early History
Mitchell Glickstein
  2. The Role of Single-Unit Analysis in the Past and Future of Neurobiology
Horace Barlow
  3. Molecular Regulation of Vertebrate Retinal Development
Colin J. Barnstable
  4. Neurotrophins, Electrical Activity, and the Development of Visual Function
Nicoletta Berardi and Lamberto Maffei
  5. Developmental and Genetic Control of Cell Number in the Retina
Robert W. Williams and Sally A. Moody
  6. Development of the Vertebrate Retina
Rachel O. L. Wong and Leanne Godinho
  7. The Development of Retinal Decussations
Carol Mason and Lynda Erskine
  8. The Development of Eye-Specific Segregation in the Retino-Geniculo-Striate Pathway
Barbara Chapman
  9. The Role of Neural Activity in the Development of Orientation Selectivity
Chiayu Chiu and Michael Weliky
  10. Mechanisms of Plasticity in the Visual Cortex
Nigel W. Daw
  11. Ontogenesis of Cortical Connectivity
Henry Kennedy and Andreas Burkhalter
  12. Neural Limitations on Visual Development in Primates
Lynne Kiorpes and J. Anthony Movshon
  13. Development of Spatial Selectivity and Response Timing in Humans
Anthony M. Norcia
  14. The Effects of Selected Forms of Early Visual Deprivation on Perception
Donald E. Mitchell
  15. Toward a Future for Aging Eyes
R. A. Weale
  16. Visual Transduction by Rod and Cone Photoreceptors
Marie E. Burns and Trevor D. Lamb
  17. How Retinal Circuits Optimize the Transfer of Visual Information
Peter Sterling
  18. ON and OFF Pathways in the Vertebrate Retina and Visual System
Ralph Nelson and Helga Kolb
  19. Retinal Synapses
Martin Wilson
  20. Retinal Neurotransmitters
Robert E. Marc
  21. Excitation in the Retina: The Flow, Filtering, and Molecules of Visual Signaling in the Glutamatergic Pathways from Photoreceptors to Ganglion Cells
David R. Copenhagen
  22. Peptide and Peptide Receptor Expression and Function in the Vertebrate Retina
Nicholas C. Brecha
  23. Inhibition in the Retina
Malcolm M. Slaughter
  24. Anatomy, Circuitry, and Physiology of Vertebrate Horizontal Cells
Ido Perlman, Helga Kolb and Ralph Nelson
  25. Retinal Amacrine Cells
David I. Vaney
  26. Ganglion Cells in Mammalian Retinae
Paul R. Martin and Ulrike Grünert
  27. Retinal Ganglion Cell Excitability
Andrew T. Ishida
  28. Direction Selectivity in Retinal Ganglion Cells
Richard H. Masland
  29. Spatial Regularity among Retinal Neurons
Jeremy E. Cook
  30. The M, P, and K Pathways of the Primate Visual System
Ehud Kaplan
  31. Parallel Visual Pathways: A Comparative Perspective
Vivien A. Casagrande and Xiangmin Xu
  32. Organization of Visual Areas in Macaque and Human Cerebral Cortex
David C. Van Essen
  33. Communications between Cortical Areas of the Visual System
Jean Bullier
  34. Ventral and Dorsal Cortical Processing Streams
Leslie G. Ungerleider and Tatiana Pasternak
  35. The Visual Relays in the Thalamus
S. Murray Sherman and R. W. Guillery
  36. The Visual Functions of the Pulvinar
Christian Casanova
  37. Feedback Systems in Visual Processing
Adam M. Sillito and Helen E. Jones
  38. Light Responsiveness and Photic Entrainment of the Mammalian Circadian Clock
Johanna H. Meijer and Joseph S. Takahashi
  39. Learning from the Pupil: Studies of Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Applications
John L. Barbur
  40. Blindsight
Larry Weiskrantz
  41. Functional Connectivity in the Pathway from Retina to Striate Cortex
R. Clay Reid and W. Martin Usrey
  42. Cell Types and Local Circuits in Primary Visual Cortex of the Macaque Monkey
Edward M. Callaway
  43. Assembly of Receptive Fields in Primary Visual Cortex
David Ferster
  44. A Modern View of the Classical Receptive Field: Linear and Nonlinear Spatiotemporal Processing by V1 Neurons
Gregory C. DeAngelis and Akiyuki Anzai
  45. Beyond the Classical Receptive Field: Contextual Modulation of V1 Responses
Victor A. F. Lamme
  46. Contributions of Vertical and Horizontal Circuits to the Response Properties of Neurons in Primary Visual Cortex
Thomas R. Tucker and David Fitzpatrick
  47. Nonlinear Properties of Visual Cortex Neurons: Temporal Dynamics, Stimulus Selectivity, Neural Performance
Duane G. Abrecht and Wilson S. Geisler and Alison M. Crane
  48. Binocular Interaction in the Visual Cortex
Ralph D. Freeman
  49. From Binocular Disparity to the Perception of Stereoscopic Depth
Andrew J. Parker
  50. Formation and Acquisition of the Retinal Image
David R. Williams and Heidi Hofer
  51. Thresholds and Noise
Theodore E. Cohn
  52. Ideal Observer Analysis
Wilson S. Geisler
  53. Scotopic Vision
Walter Makous
  54. Visual Adaptation
Adam Reeves
  55. Rod-Cone Interactions in Human Vision
Steven L. Buck
  56. Brightness and Lightness
Adriana Fiorentini
  57. Color Appearance
Kenneth Knoblauch and Steven K. Shevell
  58. Chromatic Discrimination
Joel Pokorny and Vivianne C. Smith
  59. The Role of Color in Spatial Vision
Karen K. De Valois
  60. Pattern-Selective Adaptation in Color and Form Perception
Michael A. Webster
  61. Color Constancy
David H. Brainard
  62. Comparative Color Vision
Gerald H. Jacobs
  63. Molecular Genetics of Human Color Vision and Color Vision Defects
Maureen Neitz and Jay Neitz
  64. Linking Retinal Circuits to Color Opponency
David J. Calkins
  65. Neural Coding of Color
Russell L. De Valois
  66. The Processing of Color in Extrastriate Cortex
Karl R. Gegenfurtner and Daniel C. Kiper
  67. Improbable Areas in Color Vision
Semir Zeki
  68. Spatial Scale in Visual Processing
Robert F. Hess
  69. Spatial Channels in Vision and Spatial Pooling
Hugh R. Wilson and Frances Wilkinson
  70. Contour Integration and the Lateral Connections of V1 Neurons
David J. Field and Anthony Hayes
  71. Shape Dimensions and Object Primitives
Charles E. Connor
  72. Shape and Shading
Jan J. Koenderink and Andrea J. van Doorn
  73. Visual Perception of Texture
Michael S. Landy and Norma Graham
  74. Visual Segmentation and Illusory Contours
Robert Shapley, Nava Rubin and Dario Ringach
  75. Global Yet Early Processing of Visual Surfaces
Yukiyasu Kamitani and Shinsuke Shimojo
  76. Image Parsing Mechanisms of the Visual Cortex
Rüdiger von der Heydt
  77. Inferotemporal Response Properties
Keiji Tanaka
  78. Invariant Object and Face Recognition
Edmund T. Rolls
  79. The Ventral Visual Object Pathway in Humans: Evidence from fMRI
Nancy Kanwisher
  80. Motion Cues in Insect Vision and Navigation
Mandyam Srinivasan and Shaowu Zhang
  81. The Middle Temporal Area: Motion Processing and the Link to Perception
Kenneth H. Britten
  82. Merging Processing Streams: Color Cues for Motion Detection and Interpretation
Karen R. Dobkins and Thomas D. Albright
  83. Functional Mapping of Motion Regions
Guy A. Orban and Wim Vanduffel
  84. Optic Flow
William H. Warren
  85. The Cortical Analysis of Optic Flow
Charles J. Duffy
  86. The Perceptual Organization of Depth
Roland Fleming and Barton L. Anderson
  87. Stereopsis
Clifton M. Schor
  88. Binocular Rivalry
Randolph Blake
  89. Sensorimotor Transformation in the Posterior Parietal Cortex
Hansjörg Scherberger and Richard A. Andersen
  90. Gaze Control under Natural Conditions
Robert M. Steinman
  91. Eye Movements in Daily Life
Michael F. Land
  92. Selection of Targets for Saccadic Eye Movements
Jeffrey D. Schall
  93. Visual Perception during Saccades
David C. Burr and M. Concetta Morrone
  94. Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements: Recent Advances
Stephen J. Heinen and Edward L. Keller
  95. Neural Control of Vergence Eye Movements
Lawrence E. Mays
  96. The Primate Frontal Eye Field
Charles J. Brunce and Harriet R. Friedman and Michael S. Kraus and Gregory B. Stanton
  97. Changing Views of the Role of Superior Colliculus in the Control of Gaze
Neeraj J. Gandhi and David L. Sparks
  98. The Dialogue between Cerebral Cortex and Superior Colliculus: Implications for Saccadic Target Selection and Corollary Discharge
Marc A. Sommer and Robert H. Wurtz
  99. Cerebellar Control of Eye Movements
David S. Zee and Mark F. Walker
  100. Visual Perception and Cognition in Honeybees
Shaowu Zhang and Madyam Srinvasan
  101. A Neural Basis for Human Visual Attention
Sabine Kastner
  102. Neural and Behavioral Measures of Change Detection
Daniel J. Simons and Michael Silverman
  103. The Role of Attention in Visual Cerebral Cortex
John H. R. Maunsell
  104. Volition and the Prefrontal Cortex
Earl K. Miller and Jonathan D. Wallis
  105. The Evolution of the Visual System in Primates
Jon H. Kaas
  106. Gestalt Factors in the Visual Neurosciences
Lothar Spillmann and Walter H. Ehrenstein
  107. Neural Mechanisms of Natural Scene Perception
Jack L. Gallant
  108. Principles of Image Representation in Visual Cortex
Bruno A. Olshausen
  109. Local Analysis of Visual Motion
Eero P. Simoncelli
  110. Visual Boundaries and Surfaces
Stephen Grossberg
  111. How the Visual Cortex Recognizes Objects: The Tale of the Standard Model
Maximilian Riesenhuber and Tomaso Poggio
  112. Plasticity of Orientation Processing in Adult Visual Cortex
Valentin Dragoi and Mriganka Sur
  113. Synchrony, Oscillations, and Relational Codes
Wolf Singer
  114. The Neuronal Basis of Visual Consciousness
Christof Koch and Francis Crick


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