Central Vision

Nobel of the Week

  • 1981 - David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel "for their discoveries concerning information processing in the visual system"

    Introductory Readings for discussion on September 18.

  • Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, 4th ed. Chapter 27.
    or Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Siegelbaum and Huspeth, 5th ed. Chapters 25, 27.

  • Hubel, D. H. (1982) Exploration of the primary visual cortex, 1955-78 (Nobel Lecture). Nature 299: 515-524.
  • Hubel, DH and Wiesel, TN (1998) Early exploration of the visual cortex. Neuron 20:401-412.
  • Hubel, D.H. and Wiesel, T.N. (1962) Receptive fields, binocular interaction and functional architecture in the cat's visual cortex. J. Physiol. 160:106-154.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on September 20.

  • Hubel, D.H. and Wiesel, T.N. (1974) Uniformity of monkey striate cortex: A parallel relationship between field size, scatter, and magnification factor. J. Comp. Neurol. 158:295-306.
  • Ferster, D and Koch, C (1987) Neuronal connections underlying orientation selectivity in cat visual cortex. TINS 10: 487-492.
  • Chapman, B., Zahs, K.R., Stryker, M.P. (1991) Relation of cortical cell orientation selectivity to alignment of receptive fields of the geneculocortical afferents that arborize within a single orientation column in ferret visual cortex. J Neurosci 11 (5): 1347-1358.
  • Ferster, D., Chung, S. and Wheat, H. (1996) Orientation selectivity of thalamic input to simple cells of cat visual cortex. Nature (London) 380, 249-252.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on September 22.

  • Wiesel, T.N. and Hubel, D.H. (1966) Spatial and chromatic interactions in the lateral geniculate body of the rhesus monkey. J. Neurophysiol. 29:1115-1156.
  • Kaplan, E., & Shapley, R.M. (1982) X and Y cells in the lateral geniculate nucleus of macaque monkeys. Journal of Physiol. (London) 330:125-143.
  • Livingstone, M.S. and Hubel, D.H. (1984) Anatomy and physiology of a color system in the primate visual cortex. J. Neurosci. 4:309-356.


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