Defining the cortical visual systems: "what", "where", and "how".

  title={Defining the cortical visual systems: "what", "where", and "how".},
  author={S H Creem and Dennis R. Proffitt},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  volume={107 1-3},
The visual system historically has been defined as consisting of at least two broad subsystems subserving object and spatial vision. These visual processing streams have been organized both structurally as two distinct pathways in the brain, and functionally for the types of tasks that they mediate. The classic definition by Ungerleider and Mishkin labeled a ventral "what" stream to process object information and a dorsal "where" stream to process spatial information. More recently, Goodale and… CONTINUE READING

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