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Another Day in the Monkey's Brain$
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Ralph Siegel and Foreword by Oliver Sacks

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734344

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734344.001.0001

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Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author reflects on Vernon Mountcastle's work on cortical organization and his salt-and-pepper view of association cortex. He first describes the study that he and Milena Raffi carried out regarding attentional maps in the parietal cortex and their extension of the idea of a wiring diagram for cortical organization. He then considers the experiments performed by Stephen Kuffler, David Hubel, and Torsten Wiesel on the structures in the primary visual cortex, along with Gordon Holmes's discovery of the retinotopic map. Finally, he discusses Daniel Felleman and David Van Essen's connectional diagram.

Keywords:   cortical organization, Vernon Mountcastle, Milena Raffi, parietal cortex, Stephen Kuffler, David Hubel, Torsten Wiesel, primary visual cortex, Gordon Holmes, retinotopic map

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