Ferrier lecture - Functional architecture of macaque monkey visual cortex

  title={Ferrier lecture - Functional architecture of macaque monkey visual cortex},
  author={David H. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences},
  pages={1 - 59}
  • D. HubelT. Wiesel
  • Published 19 May 1977
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. Biological Sciences
Of the many possible functions of the macaque monkey primary visual cortex (striate cortex, area 17) two are now fairly well understood. First, the incoming information from the lateral geniculate bodies is rearranged so that most cells in the striate cortex respond to specifically oriented line segments, and, second, information originating from the two eyes converges upon single cells. The rearrangement and convergence do not take place immediately, however: in layer IVc, where the bulk of… 

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