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"The koniocellular visual pathway" – Dr Samuel Solomon, Reader in Visual Neuroscience, Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

March 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We generally assume that two thalamic visual pathways – the parvocellular and magnocellular – relay monocular and orientation insensitive retinal signals to visual cortex. Here I describe work with Paul Martin where we have explored the functional properties of a neglected but evolutionarily ancient thalamic pathway – the koniocellular pathway. We find that this pathway includes neurons that are binocular, neurons that are tightly tuned for contour orientation, and neurons that integrate visual with non-sensory brain signals.


March 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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