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Twenty-five subjects have been studied who, as a result of damage to the striate cortex, were 'blind' in extensive areas (scotomata) of the visual fields. Of these 25 subjects, 5 exhibited residual vision in response to transient lights presented within the scotoma, which enabled them to locate the stimuli by hand-reaching or by eye movements; the latter(More)
Damage to the striate cortex usually causes blindness in those regions of the visual field which map to the area of neural damage. Nonetheless, there are reports that some patients with such damage can localize and perform certain visual discriminations between light stimuli presented within the 'blind' area of the visual field. Experiments on animals with(More)
Psychophysical methods developed for the investigation of spatial and temporal pathways in human vision have been applied in combination with the two-colour increment threshold technique of W. S. Stiles to study the way in which signals from blue-sensitive cones are transmitted along the visual pathways. A flicker sensitive spatio-temporal filter,(More)
The subject of this investigation experiences vivid after-images which persist for tens of seconds following stimulation by light insufficiently intense to produce after-images in normal subjects. The after-images occur at all points in the visual field, and have spatial structure closely similar to that of the stimuli which elicit them, the only distortion(More)
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