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Visual Cortex

Current Status and Perspectives

The neurosciences have experienced tremendous and wonderful progress in many areas, and the spectrum encompassing the neurosciences is expansive. Suffice it to mention a few classical fields: electrophysiology, genetics, physics, computer sciences, and more recently, social and marketing neurosciences. Of course, this large growth resulted in the production of many books. Perhaps the visual system and the visual cortex were in the vanguard because most animals do not produce their own light and offer thus the invaluable advantage of allowing investigators to conduct experiments in full control of the stimulus. In addition, the fascinating evolution of scientific techniques, the immense productivity of recent research, and the ensuing literature make it virtually impossible to publish in a single volume all worthwhile work accomplished throughout the scientific world. The days when a single individual, as Diderot, could undertake the production of an encyclopedia are gone forever. Indeed most approaches to studying the nervous system are valid and neuroscientists produce an almost astronomical number of interesting data accompanied by extremely worthy hypotheses which in turn generate new ventures in search of brain functions. Yet, it is fully justified to make an encore and to publish a book dedicated to visual cortex and beyond. Many reasons validate a book assembling chapters written by active researchers. Each has the opportunity to bind together data and explore original ideas whose fate will not fall into the hands of uncompromising reviewers of traditional journals. This book focuses on the cerebral cortex with a large emphasis on vision. Yet it offers the reader diverse approaches employed to investigate the brain, for instance, computer simulation, cellular responses, or rivalry between various targets and goal directed actions. This volume thus covers a large spectrum of research even though it is impossible to include all topics in the extremely diverse field of neurosciences.

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Visual CortexCurrent Status and PerspectivesEdited by Stephane Molotchnikoff

Published: September 26th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/3018

ISBN: 978-953-51-0760-6

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1. Projections, Partaken Circuits and Axon Initial Segments of Cortical Principal Neurons

By Jose L. Bueno-Lopez, Juan C. Chara, Juan L. Mendizabal-Zubiaga and Concepcion Reblet

1565

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2. Visual Field Map Organization in Human Visual Cortex

By Alyssa A. Brewer and Brian Barton

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3. On the Specific Role of the Occipital Cortex in Scene Perception

By Carole Peyrin and Benoit Musel

1286

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4. Neural Mechanisms for Binocular Depth, Rivalry and Multistability

By Athena Buckthought and Janine D. Mendola

947

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5. Visual Motion: From Cortex to Percept

By Craig Aaen-Stockdale and Benjamin Thompson

1549

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6. Visual Processing in the Action-Oriented Brain

By Brendan D. Cameron and Gordon Binsted

1500

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7. Linking Neural Activity to Visual Perception: Separating Sensory and Attentional Contributions

By Jackson E.T. Smith, Nicolas Y. Masse, Chang'an A. Zhan and Erik P. Cook

1068

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8. Bio-Inspired Architecture for Clustering into Natural and Non-Natural Facial Expressions

By Claudio Castellanos Sánchez, Manuel Hernández Hernández and Pedro Luis Sánchez Orellana

1181

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9. Vision as a Fundamentally Statistical Machine

By Zhiyong Yang

21268

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10. Models of Information Processing in the Visual Cortex

By Vincent de Ladurantaye, Jean Rouat and Jacques Vanden-Abeele

1445

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11. Neurovascular and Neurometabolic Uncoupling in the Visual Cortex

By Ai-Ling Lin, Jia-Hong Gao and Peter T. Fox

1409

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12. Experience Mediated Development of the Visual Cortex Vascularization

By Enrike G. Argandoña, Harkaitz Bengoetxea, Naiara Ortuzar, Susana Bulnes, Irantzu Rico-Barrio and José Vicente Lafuente

1492

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13. Insights into Visual Cortex Plasticity: Interaction Between Genes and Sensory Experience

By José Fernando Maya-Vetencourt and Matteo Caleo

1193

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14. Environmental Influences on Visual Cortex Development and Plasticity

By Alessandro Sale, Nicoletta Berardi and Lamberto Maffei

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15. Adaptation and Neuronal Network in Visual Cortex

By Lyes Bachatene, Vishal Bharmauria and Stéphane Molotchnikoff

1657

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16. New Pictures of the Structure and Plasticity of Orientation Columns in the Visual Cortex

By Shigeru Tanaka

821

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17. The Experimental Manipulation of Visual Cortex Efferents

By I. Gerrikagoitia, B. Rienda and L. Martínez-Millán

928

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18. Role of Feedforward and Feedback Projections in Figure-Ground Responses

By Marina Arall, August Romeo and Hans Supèr

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