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The Primate Visual System: A Comparative Approach

By: J Kremers

367 pages, b/w illus.

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Apr 2005 | #157771 | ISBN: 0470868090
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About this book

Many recent developments in the field in recording, staining, genetic and stimulation techniques, in vivo, and in vitro have significantly increased the amount of available data on the primate visual system. Written with contributions from key neurobiologists in the field, The Primate Visual System will provides the latest developments, examining the structure, function and evolution of the primate visual system. The book takes a comparative approach as a basis for studying the physiological properties of primate vision and examines the phylogenetic relationship between the visual systems of different primate species. Taken from a neurobiologist's perspective this book provides a unique approach to the study of primate vision as a basis for further study into the human visual system.

...a treasure trove of information on visual systems... (The Quarterly Review of Biology, March 2006)


Contents

CHAPTER 1: THE EVOLUTIONARY AND ECOLOGICAL CONTEXT OF PRIMATE VISION (Robert D. Martin, Callum F. Ross); CHAPTER 2: COMPARATIVE ASPECTS OF VISUAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT (Barbara L. Finlay,Luiz Carlos de Lima Silveira, Andreas Reichenbach); CHAPTER 3: THE GENETICS AND EVOLUTION OF PRIMATE VISUAL PIGMENTS (David Hunt, Gerald H Jacobs, James Bowmaker); CHAPTER 4: THE ECOLOGY OF THE PRIMATE EYE: RETINAL SAMPLING AND COLOR VISION (Daniel Osorio, Misha Vorobyev, Gerald Jacobs); CHAPTER 5: COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF THE PRIMATE RETINA (Luiz Carlos de Lima Silveira, Ulrike Grunert, Jan Kremers, Barry B. Lee, Paul R. Martin); CHAPTER 6: THE LATERAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS (Jan Kremers, Jon H Kaas, Paul Martin, Samual Solomon); CHAPTER 7: EXTRARETINAL INPUTS AND FEEDBACK MECHANISMS TO THE LATERAL GENICULATE NUCLEUS (LGN) (Vivian Casagrande, David Royal, Gyula Sary); CHAPTER 8: VISUAL FUNCTIONS OF THE RETINORECIPIENT NUCLEI IN THE MIDBRAIN, PRETECTUM AND VENTRAL THALAMUS OF PRIMATES (Michael Ibbotson, Bogdan Dreher); CHAPTER 9: THE EVOLUTION OF VISUAL CORTEX IN PRIMATES (Jon H Kaas); CHAPTER 10: THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR VISUAL MOTION PERCEPTION AND VISUALLY GUIDED EYE MOVEMENTS (Uwe Ilg, Jan Churan, Stefan Schumann); CHAPTER 11: PSYCHOPHYSICAL CORRELATES OF IDENTIFIED PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES (Annette Werner, Joel Pokorny, Vivianne Smith, Arne Valberg, Jan Kremers, Mark Greenlee)

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