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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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Bright Moments

Bright Moments

(p.27) Five Bright Moments
Another Day in the Monkey's Brain

Ralph Mitchell Siegel

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, the author reflects on some of the bright moments in the field of neuroscience. He first looks at the work of William Newsome, Anthony Movshon, and Kenneth Britten in the mid-1980s about the role of neurons in perception. He then describes Horace Barlow's study of the relation between subjective perceptions and the activity of the nerve cells in the brain, along with the research carried out by neurophysiologists such as Vernon Mountcastle, Edward Evarts, Charles Gross, Robert Wurtz, and Tom Albright.

Keywords:   neuroscience, William Newsome, Anthony Movshon, Kenneth Britten, Tom Albright, Robert Wurtz, Horace Barlow, Charles Gross, Vernon Mountcastle, Edward Evarts

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