Localizing Visual Function in the Brain

18th Symposium: June 18-20, 1992

Cortical Organization
Chair: John Maunsell

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
Chair: Dana Ballard

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
Chair: William Merigan

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
Chair: Peter Lennie

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
Chair: Anthony Movshon

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