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Primate Neuroethology$
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Michael Platt and Asif Ghazanfar

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326598

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.001.0001

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Vision: A Neuroethological Perspective

Vision: A Neuroethological Perspective

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(p.201) Chapter 11 Vision: A Neuroethological Perspective
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Primate Neuroethology
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Benjamin Y. Hayden

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0011

This chapter presents a detailed neuroanatomical and neurophysiological account of visual processing in the primate brain. It suggests that consideration of the natural requirements for detecting and identifying behaviorally meaningful stimuli such as insects, fruits, and the facial identities and expressions of other individuals, likely played an important role in the evolution of visual processing and, by extension, the evolution of cognition in primates.

Keywords:   primates, visual system, evolution, visual processing

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