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April 1939

Anatomie der Sehrinde (Monographie aus dem Gesamtgebiet der Neurologie und Psychiatrie, no. 64).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1939;21(4):720. doi:10.1001/archopht.1939.00860040158019

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By a special staining method de Crinis has succeeded in demonstrating the ganglion cell bodies and the dendrites together, as with Golgi's method. He believes that the development of the dendrites expresses the higher or the lower functional value of a ganglion cell. He shows this in the visual cortex (as was done a few years ago in the auditory cortex) and gives a brief survey of the anatomy of this part of the brain. He describes the well known features about the extension of the cortical visual field in man and in animals. In the lower forms it is lateral, while in the higher forms it is located more medially. The extension of this visual field from the calcarine fissure to the lateral surface of the brain in man characterizes a higher type with a special development of the visual sense (see the brain of the painter Menzel). An

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