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     PREFACE download
1   INTRODUCTION
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2   IMPULSES, SYNAPSES, AND CIRCUITS download
       THE MEMBRANE POTENTIAL

       THE IMPULSE

       SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION
       A TYPICAL NEURAL PATHWAY
       THE VISUAL PATHWAY
       VOLUNTARY MOVEMENT
3   THE EYE download
       THE EYEBALL
       THE RETINA
       THE RECEPTIVE FIELDS OF RETINAL GANGLION CELLS: THE OUTPUT OF THE EYE
       THE CONCEPT OF A RECEPTIVE FIELD
       THE OVERLAP OF RECEPTIVE FIELDS
       DIMENSIONS OF RECEPTIVE FIELDS
       THE PHOTORECEPTORS
       BIPOLAR CELLS AND HORIZONTAL CELLS
       AMACRINE CELLS
       CONNECTIONS BETWEEN BIPOLAR CELLS AND GANGLION CELLS
       THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CENTER-SURROUND FIELDS
       CONCLUSION
4   THE PRIMARY VISUAL CORTEX download
       TOPOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION
       RESPONSES OF LATERAL GENICULATE CELLS
       LEFT AND RIGHT IN THE VISUAL PATHWAY
       LAYERING OF THE LATERAL GENICULATE
       RESPONSES OF CELLS IN THE CORTEX
       SIMPLE CELLS
       COMPLEX CELLS
       DIRECTIONAL SELECTIVITY
       THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOVEMENT-SENSITIVE CELLS, COMMENTS ON HOW WE SEE
       END STOPPING
       THE IMPLICATIONS OF SINGLE-CELL PHYSIOLOGY FOR PERCEPTION
       BINOCULAR CONVERGENCE
5   THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE VISUAL CORTEX download
       ANATOMY OF THE VISUAL CORTEX
       LAYERS OF THE VISUAL CORTEX
       ARCHITECTURE OF THE CORTEX
       EXPLORATION OF THE CORTEX
       VARIATIONS IN COMPLEXITY
       OCULAR-DOMINANCE COLUMNS
       ORIENTATION COLUMNS
       MAPS OF THE CORTEX
6   MAGNIFICATION AND MODULES download
       THE SCATTER AND DRIFT OF RECEPTIVE FIELDS
       UNITS OF FUNCTION IN THE CORTEX
       DEFORMATION OF THE CORTEX
7   THE CORPUS CALLOSUM AND STEREOPSIS download
       THE CORPUS CALLOSUM
       STUDIES OF THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE CALLOSUM
       STEREOPSIS
       THE PHYSIOLOGY OF STEREOPSIS
       SOME DIFFICULTIES POSED BY STEREOPSIS
       STEREOBLINDNESS
8   COLOR VISION download
       THE NATURE OF LIGHT
       PIGMENTS
       VISUAL RECEPTORS
       GENERAL COMMENTS ON COLOR
       THEORIES OF COLOR VISION
       THE GENETICS OF VISUAL PIGMENTS
       THE HERING THEORY
       COLOR AND THE SPATIAL VARIABLE
       THE PHYSIOLOGY OF COLOR VISION: EARLY RESULTS
       THE NEURAL BASIS OF COLOR CONSTANCY
       BLOBS
       CONCLUSION
9   DEPRIVATION AND DEVELOPMENT download
       RECOVERY
       THE NATURE OF THE DEFECT
       STRABISMUS
       THE ANATOMICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DEPRIVATION
       NORMAL DEVELOPMENT OF EYE-DOMINANCE COLUMNS
       FURTHER STUDIES IN NEURAL PLASTICITY
       THE ROLE OF PATTERNED ACTIVITY IN NEURAL DEVELOPMENT
       THE BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF DEPRIVATION RESULTS
10 PRESENT AND FUTURE download

      FURTHER READING download
      SOURCES OF ILLUSTRATIONS
      INDEX