Learning to see the trees before the forest: reversible deactivation of the superior colliculus during learning of local and global visual features.

  • Stephen G. Lomber
  • Published 2002 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


Previous studies have established that deactivation of the superior colliculus severely retards the normally rapid learning of pattern discriminations in the mature cat. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the midbrain plays an important role in the learning of simple pattern discriminations and that the contribution of this pathway is… (More)


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