Primates are highly visual creatures, and the evolution of the primate brain has been the growth and diversification of the visual cortical areas. Thus, primate visual cortex consists of a multitude of discrete visual areas, each of which performs a unique contribution to image processing or perception. In this article, we first explore the anatomical, physiological and perceptual properties that allow distinct areas to be defined, followed by a detailed description of the most important visual sensory areas. Finally, we describe a number of computational principles that are evident in a range of cortical areas.
|Title of host publication||Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Cortical areas
- Striate cortex