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HELP : Need definition for the word : Retinotopic

Ron Blue rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Wed Apr 17 08:01:13 EST 1996

On 15 Apr 1996, Diana van Driel wrote:
> >Full term : Retinotopic elements
> 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
The interesting thing is that PET scans reveal that the same area of
the visual cortex is stimulated by see or thinking about the same object.
Ron Blue

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