Anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system.

  title={Anatomy and physiology of the afferent visual system.},
  author={Sashank Prasad and Steven L. Galetta},
  journal={Handbook of clinical neurology},
The efficient organization of the human afferent visual system meets enormous computational challenges. Once visual information is received by the eye, the signal is relayed by the retina, optic nerve, chiasm, tracts, lateral geniculate nucleus, and optic radiations to the striate cortex and extrastriate association cortices for final visual processing. At each stage, the functional organization of these circuits is derived from their anatomical and structural relationships. In the retina… CONTINUE READING


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