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DAVID H. HUBEL and TORSTEN N. WIESEL

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176186

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001

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Encoding of Binocular Depth in a Cortical Area in the Monkey

Encoding of Binocular Depth in a Cortical Area in the Monkey

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(p.282) Chapter 16 Encoding of Binocular Depth in a Cortical Area in the Monkey
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Brain and Visual Perception
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David H. Hubel

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.003.0016

This chapter presents a paper entitled “Cells Sensitive to Binocular Depth in Area 18 of the Macaque Monkey Cortex”. Possible differences between binocular depth cells in the cat area 17 and monkey area 18 were the failure of most depth cells in the monkey to respond to stimulation of either eye, and the linking, in the monkey, of vertical disparity to receive field orientation. Area 18 in the monkey seemed to have at least two independent functions, linking the two visual half fields across the vertical midline, and the elaboration of stereoscopic depth mechanisms.

Keywords:   binocular depth, area 18, macaque monkey, monkey cortex, stereoscopic depth

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