HELP : Need definition for the word : Retinotopic

Diana van Driel dianavd at eye.usyd.edu.au
Mon Apr 15 20:34:07 EST 1996


>HELP : Need definition for the word : Retinotopic
>Please if anybody could e-mail me with this information, I would be very
>gratefull. I've searched all over and I cant seem to find the definition.
>Full term : Retinotopic elements
>
>Thanx,
>JJ

Basically (and oversimplified) it means that the "image" formed in the
retina and the "image" formed in the relevant part of the brain "look" the
same. That is, 2 neighbouring cells in the retina correspond to 2
neighbouring cells in the brain.

Diana van Driel
Dept Ophthalmology
Sydney University
AUSTRALIA 2006





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