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Russell L. DeValois and Karen K. DeValois

Print publication date: 1991

Print ISBN-13: 9780195066579

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066579.001.0001

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Retinogeniculate Anatomy and Physiology

Retinogeniculate Anatomy and Physiology

(p.55) 3 Retinogeniculate Anatomy and Physiology
Spatial Vision

Russell L. De Valois

Karen K. De Valois

Oxford University Press

The eye contains not only the optical elements that perform the critical task of forming an image of the visual world at the level of the receptors, but also the receptors that transduce light energy into neural activity and the neural structures that carry out the initial analysis of visual information. This chapter presents a general account of the structure and function of the retina and lateral geniculate, concentrating in particular on issues bearing directly on spatial vision. Topics discussed include the gross anatomy of the visual system, photochemistry and transduction, receptor-horizontal cell-bipolar synapse, and ganglion and geniculate cells.

Keywords:   eye, retina, lateral geniculate, spatial vision, visual system

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