Volume 10 is a direct continuation and extension of Volume 3 in this series, Visual Cortex. Given the impressive proliferation of papers on visual cortex over the intervening eight years, Volume 10 has specifically targeted visual cortex in primates and, even so, it has not been possible to survey all of the major or relevant developments in this area. Some research areas are experiencing rapid change and can best be treated more comprehensively in a subsequent volume; for example, elaboration of color vision; patterns and subdivisions of functional columns. One major goal of this volume has been to provide an overview of the intrinsic structural and functional aspects of area 17 itself. Considerable pro- gress has been made since 1985 in unraveling the modular and laminar organi- zation of area 17; and this aspect is directly addressed in the chapters by Peters, Lund et al., Wong-Riley, and Casagrande and Kaas. A recurring leitmotif here is the evidence for precise and exquisite order in the interlaminar and tangential connectivity of elements. At the same time, however, as detailed by Lund et al. and Casagrande and Kaas, the very richness of the connectivity implies a multi- plicity of processing routes. This reinforces evidence that parallel pathways may not be strictly segregated. Further connectional complexity is contributed by the various sets of inhibitory neurons, as reviewed by Lund et al. and Jones et al.
From a review of a previous volume:
`A valuable addition to the series on the cerebral cortex and should be available as a reference work in any department with interests in developmental neuroscience.'
Cambridge Journals of Anatomy
The Organization of the Primary Visual Cortex in the Macaque; A. Peters. Substrates for Interlaminer Connections in Area V1 of Macaque Monkey Cerebral Cortex; J.S. Lund. GABA Neurons and Their Role in Activity-Dependent Plasticity of Adult Primal Visual Cortex; E.G. Jones, et al. Primate Visual Cortex; M.T.T. Wong-Riley. The Afferent, Intrinsic, and Efferent Connections of Primary Visual Cortex in Primates; V.A. Casagrande, J.H. Kaas. The Organization of Feedback Connections from Area V2 (18) to V1 (17); K.S. Rockland. What Does In vivo Optical Imaging Tell Us about the Primary Visual Cortex in Primates? R.D. Frostig. The Role of Area 17 in the Transfer of Information to Extrastiate Visual Cortex; J. Bullier, et al. Computational Studies of the Spatial Architecture of Primate Visual Cortex; E.L. Schwartz. Motion Processing in Monkey Striate Cortex; G.A. Orban. Temporal Codes for Colors, Patterns, and Memories; J.W. McClurkin, et al. The Human Primary Visual Cortex; R.O. Kuljis. The Role of Striate Cortex; M. Rizzo. Index
Series: Cerebral Cortex : Book 10
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 31st March 1994
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.22