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Brain and Visual Perception
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Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-year Collaboration

DAVID H. HUBEL and TORSTEN N. WIESEL

Abstract

Scientists' understanding of two central problems in neuroscience, psychology, and philosophy has been greatly influenced by the work of David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel: What is it to see? This relates to the machinery that underlies visual perception, How do we acquire the brain's mechanisms for vision? This is the nature-nurture question as to whether the nerve connections responsible for vision are innate or whether they develop through experience in the early life of an animal or human. This is a book about the collaboration between Hubel and Wiesel, which began in 1958, lasted until about ... More

Keywords: David Hubel, Torstein Wiesel, vision, visual perception, Nobel Prize, Stephen Kuffler, brain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195176186
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

DAVID H. HUBEL, author
John Franklin Enders University Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

TORSTEN N. WIESEL, author
Director of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Center for Mind, Brain and Behaviour, and President Emeritus, The Rockefeller University; Secretary General of the Human Frontier Science Program; President of the International Brain Research Organisation

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Contents

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Part II Background to Our Research

Part IV Deprivation and Development

Part V Three Reviews