Localizing Visual Function in the Brain

18th Symposium: June 18-20, 1992

Cortical Organization—John Maunsell, Moderator

Mitchell Glickstein, University College London, Functional specialization in the brain

David Van Essen, California Institute of Technology, Information processing in the primate visual system

Jon Kaas, Vanderbilt University, Vision, audition and somesthesis: do they all show hierarchical and parallel organization?

Harvey Karten, University of California Medical School, Is there a common plan to the visual pathways of different species?

Modularity in Visual Cortex—Dana Ballard, Moderator

Jonathan Horton, University of California, San Francisco,Human and monkey visual cortex: how close an analogy?

Robert Jacobs, Harvard University, Why and how of modularity: computational advantages and a developmental principle

Tomaso Poggio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Integration of visual cues and learning

Imaging of Brain Function—William Merigan, Moderator

Daniel Tso, Rockefeller University, Optical imaging of cortical activity and organization

Roger Tootell, Harvard University, Double-label deoxyglucose analysis of visual cortical columns

Stephen Petersen, Washington University, Functional imaging with positron emission tomography (PET)

Robert Turner, National Institute of Health, Functional imaging with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Physiological Studies of Cortical Specialization—Peter Lennie, Moderator

Dennis O'Leary, The Salk Institute, Developmental plasticity in the differentiation of functionally specialized areas of the mammalian neocortex

Tim Pons, National Institute of Mental Health, Alterations of cortical maps due to deprived rearing or injury

William Newsom, Stanford University, Physiological Manipulation of Perception

Perceptual Evidence About Cortical Streams—Anthony Movshon, Moderator

Patrick Cavanagh, Harvard University, Dissecting vision with perceptual studies in normals

William Merigan, University of Rochester, Cortical lesions in humans and macaques: effects on visual thresholds

Melvyn Goodale, University of Western Ontario, Canada, Functional and neural dissociations between perception and action

Antonio Damasio, University of Iowa, Perceptual disabilities following brain lesions

Organizing Committee:
Peter Lennie
William Merigan
David Williams

Funding provided by Air Force Office of Scientific Research