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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6$
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Larry R Squire

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195380101

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.001.0001

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Vernon B. Mountcastle

Vernon B. Mountcastle

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(p.343) Vernon B. Mountcastle
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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography Volume 6
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Larry R. Squire

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380101.003.0010

This chapter presents an autobiography of Vernon B. Mountcastle. Mountcastle discovered the columnar organization of cerebral cortex. He pioneered the neurophysiological study of primary sensory cortex with single-cell recordings in anesthetized and awake monkeys, and inaugurated the neurophysiological study of attention and action in parietal cortex. His early years, career, and achievements are discussed.

Keywords:   single-cell recordings, attention, action, cerebral cortex, primary sensory cortex, monkeys, parietal cortex

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