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The roots of visual awareness : a festschrift in honour of Alan Cowey /
edited by Charles A. Heywood, A. David Milner, Colin Blakemore.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
description
xv, 332 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
ISBN
044450978X (alk. paper)
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imprint
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
isbn
044450978X (alk. paper)
catalogue key
6509108
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
The present volume was assembled in honor of Professor Alan Cowey FRS, and attempts to embrace his wide range of research interests in visual neuroscience. It is divided into four sections.The first contains a group of papers dealing with different fundamental aspects of the visual system, including the control and monitoring of eye movements. The second is concerned with the functional organization of cortical visual areas and their role in visual perception and visually guided action. The third addresses issues concerning color and motion perception, along with broader questions of visual attention; and the effects of selective brain damage on these different aspects of visual experience. The fourth and final section of the volume deals explicitly with questions relating to visual awareness, with particular emphasis on 'blindsight', a topic on which Alan Cowey has worked extensively in recent years, both in humans and in monkeys.
Bowker Data Service Summary
A festschrift to honour the retirement of Alan Cowey, this volume reflects the professor's exceptionally broad interests in visual neuroscience, ranging from retinal neuroanatomy via cortical anatomy through to electrophysiology, perceptual experience and visually-guided behaviour in humans and animals.
Main Description
This volume pays tribute to Alan Cowey, an eminent researcher in the field of visual neuroscience. It includes contributions from among the foremost international authorities on different aspects of vision and visual neuroscience. The book begins examines the fundamental aspects of the visual system, including the control and monitoring of eye movements. It then presents the functional organization of cortical visual areas and their role in visual perception and visually guided action. Also discussed are issues concerning color and motion perception, visual attention, and the effects of brain damage on these different aspects of visual experience. The volume concludes with a final section dealing with questions relating to visual awareness, with particular emphasis on the topic of "blindsight," a concept that Cowey has worked on extensively in recent years.
Main Description
The present volume was assembled in honor of Professor Alan Cowey FRS, and attempts to embrace his wide range of research interests in visual neuroscience. It is divided into four sections. The first contains a group of papers dealing with different fundamental aspects of the visual system, including the control and monitoring of eye movements. The second is concerned with the functional organization of cortical visual areas and their role in visual perception and visually guided action. The third addresses issues concerning color and motion perception, along with broader questions of visual attention; and the effects of selective brain damage on these different aspects of visual experience. The fourth and final section of the volume deals explicitly with questions relating to visual awareness, with particular emphasis on 'blindsight', a topic on which Alan Cowey has worked extensively in recent years, both in humans and in monkeys.
Table of Contents
List of Contributorsp. v
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Visual Pathways
Developmental plasticity of photoreceptorsp. 3
Morphology and physiology of primate M- and P-cellsp. 21
Identifying corollary discharges for movement in the primate brainp. 47
Visual awareness and the cerebellum: possible role of decorrelation controlp. 61
Cortical Visual Systems
Some effects of cortical and callosal damage on conscious and unconscious processing of visual information and other sensory inputsp. 79
Consciousness absent and present: a neurophysiological explorationp. 95
Rapid serial visual presentation for the determination of neural selectivity in area STSap. 107
Cortical interactions in vision and awareness: hierarchies in reversep. 117
Two distinct modes of control for object-directed actionp. 131
Perception and Attention
Color contrast: a contributory mechanism to color constancyp. 147
The primacy of chromatic edge processing in normal and cerebrally achromatopsic subjectsp. 161
Neuroimaging studies of attention and the processing of emotion-laden stimulip. 171
Selective visual attention, visual search and visual awarenessp. 183
First-order and second-order motion: neurological evidence for neuroanatomically distinct systemsp. 197
Reaching between obstacles in spatial neglect and visual extinctionp. 213
Blindsight and Visual Awareness
Roots of blindsightp. 229
'Double-blindsight' revealed through the processing of color and luminance contrast defined motion signalsp. 243
Stimulus cueing in blindsightp. 261
Visually guided behavior after V1 lesions in young and adult monkeys and its relation to blindsight in humansp. 279
Is blindsight in normals akin to blindsight following brain damage?p. 295
Auras and other hallucinations: windows on the visual brainp. 305
Theories of visual awarenessp. 321
Subject Indexp. 331
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