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September 1988

Eye, Brain, and Vision

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Tampa, Fla

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(9):1175. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060140335023

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Publishers of the Scientific American Library have given distinguished scholars in the fields of mathematics, biological and physical sciences, and engineering the opportunity to write about their field of interest without being confined by the style or by the format of traditional textbooks. Eye, Brain, and Vision is a book about visual neurophysiology written for readers with a general science background. While, by necessity, it contains a modicum of introductory material on basic anatomy and physiology of vision, the text deals with complicated topics in visual perception without becoming oversimplified or superficial. Most ophthalmologists should find chapters on the architecture of the primary visual cortex, organization of receptive fields, function of the corpus callosum, mechanisms of color vision, and postnatal development of the visual pathway informative and highly readable.

Because the book is written for an audience with relatively divergent backgrounds, it uses a large number of colorful illustrations to

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