Receptive fields, binocular interaction and functional architecture in the cat's visual cortex

  title={Receptive fields, binocular interaction and functional architecture in the cat's visual cortex},
  author={David H. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel},
  journal={The Journal of Physiology},
What chiefly distinguishes cerebral cortex from other parts of the central nervous system is the great diversity of its cell types and interconnexions. It would be astonishing if such a structure did not profoundly modify the response patterns of fibres coming into it. In the cat's visual cortex, the receptive field arrangements of single cells suggest that there is indeed a degree of complexity far exceeding anything yet seen at lower levels in the visual system. In a previous paper we… 

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