Visual cortex: cartography, connectivity, and concurrent processing

James J. Knierim, David C. Van Essen

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The mammalian visual cortex contains a complex mosaic of areas that are richly connected with one another. Recent progress has advanced our understanding of both macroscopic and microscopic aspects of cortical organization, and of information flow within and between functionally specialized processing streams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1992


  • CRF-classic receptive field
  • IT-inferotemporal cortex
  • LGN-lateral geniculate nucleus
  • M-magnocellular
  • MRI-magnetic resonance imaging
  • P-parvocellular
  • PET-positron emission tomography


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