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July 1991

Sensory Systems I: Vision and Visual Systems

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1991;109(7):928-929. doi:10.1001/archopht.1991.01080070040023

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This volume provides a broad review of vision neuroscience through 49 articles contributed by experts in each field. Its scope is encyclopedic, ranging from "A" ("Amblyopia: Dullness of Vision" by T. Lawwill and "Attention, Selective Visual" by S. Ullman and C. Koch) to "V" ("Visual Transduction" by G. L. Fain and W. L. Hubbell and "Visual Vestibular Interaction" by V. Henn). Indeed, as this format implies, the articles were compiled from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience.

"... a broad review of vision neuroscience..."

The Encyclopedia was originally published in 1987 and Sensory Systems I came out in 1988. Therefore, recent research in vision science could not have been reviewed. However, for the most part, the articles are succinct, authoritative guides to the theoretical issues and empirical background of important areas in vision neuroscience. The ability of the authors to briefly "extract the essence" from an area (one to four pages), as noted

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