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Computational Neuroscience of Vision$
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Edmund Rolls and Gustavo Deco

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524885

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524885.001.0001

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The primary visual cortex

The primary visual cortex

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(p.36) 2 The primary visual cortex
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Computational Neuroscience of Vision
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Edmund T. Rolls

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524885.003.0002

This chapter examines the role of the primary visual cortex in visual processing. It describes evidence on the nature of the neuronal responses in the primary visual cortex and the processing streams that lead to the primary visual cortex, and discusses some of their computational properties and the computational processes by which they arise. The chapter suggests that there seem to be partially separated neural pathways within the striate cortex that imply a segregation of the processing channels into three functionally distinct pathways, which includes a stereopsis and motion pathway, a colour pathway, and a form pathway.

Keywords:   primary visual cortex, visual processing, neuronal response, computational process, striate cortex, processing channels, stereopsis, motion pathway, colour pathway, form pathway

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