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Postnatal Development of Function in the Mammalian Visual System

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Sensory Processes

  1. Donald E. Mitchell1,
  2. Brian Timney2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010312

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Mitchell, D. E. and Timney, B. 2011. Postnatal Development of Function in the Mammalian Visual System. Comprehensive Physiology. 507–555.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Development of Visual Perception
    • 1.1
      Methods of Study
    • 1.2
      Development of Spatial Resolution
    • 1.3
      Development of Depth Perception and Stereopsis
    • 1.4
      Overview
  • 2
    Development of Visual Neural Processes
    • 2.1
      Retina
    • 2.2
      Lateral Geniculate Nucleus
    • 2.3
      Visual Cortex
  • 3
    Consequences of Binocular Visual Deprivation
    • 3.1
      Forms of Binocular Deprivation
    • 3.2
      Effects on Perception
  • 4
    Effects of Selected Visual Experience on Neural Processes and Perception
  • 5
    Conditions that Influence Ocular Dominance
    • 5.1
      Monocular Deprivation
    • 5.2
      Artificial Strabismus
    • 5.3
      Alternating Monocular Deprivation
  • 6
    Conditions that Influence Other Receptive-Field Properties
    • 6.1
      Orientation Selectivity
    • 6.2
      Movement and Direction Selectivity
    • 6.3
      Effects of Unusual Visual Input on Cortical Development
  • 7
    Genetic and Experiential Factors in Visual Development
    • 7.1
      Functional Role of Visual Experience