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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

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

Larry R. Squire

Oxford University Press

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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