Chapter 18. Visual Pathways and Cortices

  1. C. U. M. Smith

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch18

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Smith, C. U. M. (2009) Visual Pathways and Cortices, in Biology of Sensory Systems, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694374.ch18

Author Information

  1. Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 9 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518625

Online ISBN: 9780470694374

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Keywords:

  • visual pathways;
  • visual cortices;
  • retino-tectal pathway;
  • retino-geniculo-striate (RGS) pathway;
  • primary visual (= striate) cortex;
  • extrastriate cortices;
  • face recognition;
  • prosopagnosia;
  • blindsight;
  • cortical columns

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Visual Pathways into the Brain

  • Primary Visual Cortex

  • Extrastriate Cortices

  • Face Recognition

  • Prosopagnosia

  • Concluding Remarks