Chapter 10 Outline

Introduction: When Seeing Isn't Seeing

The Visual System Extends from the Eye to the Brain

Study questions: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

BOX 10.1 The Basics of Light

Neural Signals Travel from the Retina to Several Brain Regions

Study questions: 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20

BOX 10.2 Eyes with Lenses Have Evolved in Several Phyla

Neurons at Different Levels of the Visual System Have Very Different Receptive Fields

Study questions: 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26

Area V1 Is Organized in Columns

Study questions: 27 | 28

Color Vision Depends on Special Channels from the Retinal Cones through Cortical Area V4

Study questions: 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36

BOX 10.3 Most Mammalian Species Have Some Color Vision

Perception of Visual Motion Is Analyzed by a Special System That Includes Cortical Area V5

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The Many Cortical Visual Areas Are Organized into Two Major Streams

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Visual Neuroscience Can Be Applied to Alleviate Some Visual Deficiencies

Study questions: 41 | 42 | 43

The Cutting Edge: Seeing the Light

Study questions: 44 | 45

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