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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The region of the cerebral cortex of the brain where sensory information from the eyes is interpreted. See also receptive field.

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visual cortex n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 369 words.

The areas of the cerebral cortex devoted to processing visual information from the eyes, including the primary visual cortex and

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visual cortex n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 369 words.

The areas of the *cerebral cortex devoted to processing visual information from the eyes, including the *primary visual

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primary visual cortex n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 303 words.

The part of the visual cortex to which the photoreceptors in the retinas of the eyes are eventually projected, occupying

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primary visual cortex n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 303 words.

The part of the *visual cortex to which the *photoreceptors in the retinas of the eyes are eventually

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The primary visual cortex

Edmund T. Rolls.

in Computational Neuroscience of Vision

November 2001; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 8629 words.

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...

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primary visual cortex

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

The part of the visual cortex to which the photoreceptors in the retinas of the eyes are eventually projected, occupying the gyri on both sides of the deep calcarine sulcus in the occipital...

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Visual processing in the primate visual cortex

A. David Milner and Melvyn A. Goodale.

in The Visual Brain in Action

October 2006; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 16936 words.

This chapter first reviews the evidence for differential coding of information in the retinal projections. It then traces the visual projections through the primary visual cortex to higher...

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Deconstructing Scene Selectivity in Visual Cortex

Reza Rajimehr, Shahin Nasr and Roger Tootell.

in Scene Vision

November 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuroscience. 4837 words.

This chapter examines recent fMRI studies that have reported certain low-level preferences/biases in the scene-responsive areas of visual cortex. It looks at selectivity to low-level visual...

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Domain Specificity in Visual Cortex

P. E. Downing, A. W.-Y. Chan, M. V. Peelen, C. M. Dodds and N. Kanwisher.

in Cerebral Cortex

October 2006; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 7707 words.

We investigated the prevalence and specificity of category-selective regions in human visual cortex. In the broadest survey to date of category selectivity in visual cortex, 12 participants...

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Electrocorticography Reveals Enhanced Visual Cortex Responses to Visual Speech

Inga M. Schepers, Daniel Yoshor and Michael S. Beauchamp.

in Cerebral Cortex

November 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neuroscience; Neuroscience. 6948 words.

Human speech contains both auditory and visual components, processed by their respective sensory cortices. We test a simple model in which task-relevant speech information is enhanced...

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Monocular Visual Deprivation Suppresses Excitability in Adult Human Visual Cortex

Astrid Rosenstand Lou, Kristoffer Hougaard Madsen, Olaf Bjarne Paulson, Hanne Olsen Julian, Jan Ulrik Prause, Hartwig Roman Siebner and Troels Wesenberg Kjaer.

in Cerebral Cortex

December 2011; p ublished online April 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 5608 words.

The adult visual cortex maintains a substantial potential for plasticity in response to a change in visual input. For instance, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) studies have shown...

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Neural Anatomy of Primary Visual Cortex Limits Visual Working Memory

Johanna Bergmann, Erhan Genç, Axel Kohler, Wolf Singer and Joel Pearson.

in Cerebral Cortex

January 2016; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neuroscience; Neuroscience. 7411 words.

Despite the immense processing power of the human brain, working memory storage is severely limited, and the neuroanatomical basis of these limitations has remained elusive. Here, we show...

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Lesions in primate visual cortex leading to deficits of visual perception

William H. Merigan and Tatiana Pasternak.

in The Neuropsychology of Vision

October 2003; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuropsychology. 18528 words.

This chapter reports a selective, critical analysis of the contribution of lesions of visual neurons to understand the function of the visual pathways. The analysis highlights more recent...

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Sustained visual cortex hyperexcitability in migraine with persistent visual aura

Wei-Ta Chen, Yung-Yang Lin, Jong-Ling Fuh, Matti S. Hämäläinen, Yu-Chieh Ko and Shuu-Jiun Wang.

in Brain

August 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Neuroscience. 5469 words.

Persistent aura without infarction, a rare migraine disorder, is defined by aura symptoms that persist for >1 week without radiological evidence of cerebral infarction. To unveil its...

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Migraine with visual aura associated with thicker visual cortex

David Gaist, Anders Hougaard, Ellen Garde, Nina Linde Reislev, Rikke Wiwie, Pernille Iversen, Camilla Gøbel Madsen, Morten Blaabjerg, Helle Hvilsted Nielsen, Thomas Krøigård, Kamilla Østergaard, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Jacob Hjelmborg, Kristoffer Madsen, Hartwig Roman Siebner and Messoud Ashina.

in Brain

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Neuroscience. 5410 words.

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Until recent years it was believed that migraine with aura was a disorder causing intermittent neurological symptoms, with no impact on brain...

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The Dynamic Nature of Adult Visual Cortex

Charles D. Gilbert and Corinna Darian-Smith.

in Brain and Memory

May 1995; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neuropsychology. 5566 words.

The ability to change cortical connections and receptive field properties is a well-established characteristic of the cortex early in development. After a short period of plasticity...

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Integration of local inputs in visual cortex.

L J Toth, D S Kim, S C Rao and M Sur.

in Cerebral Cortex

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 0 words.

In mammalian visual cortex, local connections are ubiquitous, extensively linking adjacent neurons of all types. In this study, optical maps of intrinsic signals and responses from single...

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Probabilistic Maps of Visual Topography in Human Cortex

Liang Wang, Ryan E.B. Mruczek, Michael J. Arcaro and Sabine Kastner.

in Cerebral Cortex

October 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Clinical Neuroscience; Neuroscience. 13952 words.

The human visual system contains an array of topographically organized regions. Identifying these regions in individual subjects is a powerful approach to group-level statistical analysis,...

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How Many Maps are there in Visual Cortex?

Nicholas V. Swindale.

in Cerebral Cortex

July 2000; p ublished online July 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 8162 words.

In addition to a topographic map of the retina, mammalian visual cortex contains superimposed, orderly periodic maps of features such as orientation, eye dominance, direction of motion and...

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Decoding Visual Object Categories in Early Somatosensory Cortex

Fraser W. Smith and Melvyn A. Goodale.

in Cerebral Cortex

April 2015; p ublished online October 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 9936 words.

Neurons, even in the earliest sensory areas of cortex, are subject to a great deal of contextual influence from both within and across modality connections. In the present work, we...

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