New Insights on Visual Cortex

16th Symposium: June 16-18, 1988

Early Processing

Robert Shapley, New York University, P and M pathways in the primate visual system

David Mastronarde, University of Colorado, Retinal X and Y input to the cat LGN diverges into classes of cells with difference spatial or temporal properties

Murray Sherman, SUNY at Stony Brook, Functional organization of the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus

John Robson, Cambridge University, England, Linear and nonlinear behavior of neurons in the visual cortex of the cat

Parallel Channels

David Van Essen, California Institute of Technology,Information processing strategies in primate visual cortex

Joseph Malpeli, University of Illinois, Cortical responses revealed by reversible inactivation

William Merigan, University of Rochester, Visual capacities of P and M pathways

Patrick Cavanagh, University of Montreal, Canada, What low-level vision tells high-level vision

Cortical Processing: New Approaches

Charles Gilbert, Rockefeller University, Horizontal integration in the visual cortex

Gary Blasdel, University of Calgary, Canada, Using optical dyes to visualize cortical activity

Lance Optican, National Eye Institute, Temporal codes and spatial messages in the visual system

Terrence Sejnowski, Johns Hopkins University, Network model of shape-from-shading: neural function arises from both receptive and projective fields

Levels of Processing in Visual Cortex

Peter Lennie, University of Rochester, Chromatic signals in cortex

Alan Cowey, University of Oxford, England, Cells and pathways underlying "Blindsight"

William Newsome, SUNY at Stony Brook, Psychophysics and physiology of a perceptual decision

Edmund Rolls, University of Oxford, England, Information processing in the inferior temporal visual cortical areas of the macaque

Visuomotor Integration

Fred Miles, National Eye Institute, Eye movement as a probe for decoding of optic flow by the primate visual system

Robert Wurtz, National Eye Institute, Cortical control of pursuit eye movements

David Sparks, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Role of the superior colliculus in sensory-motor integration

Organizing Committee:
Walter Makous
John Maunsell
Tatiana Pasternak