The Role of Magnocellular Bands in Generalization or Categorization of Sense Data

  • C. M. Fair


Evidence that magnocellular pyramidal arrays have generalizing functions; and that the memories formed in this way represent the most probable forms taken by the organism’s day-to-day sensory experience. How successive generalization results in a noise-resistant retrieval system, facilitating recognition of a given auditory or visual input as the “same” under a variety of transforms. How essentially the same process leads, in parietal cortex, to stepwise increases in the generality, or finally in the abstractness, of spatial representation. Data illustrating these points are cited from the psychological and clinical literature.


Receptive Field Parietal Cortex Angular Gyrus Inferotemporal Cortex Extrapersonal Space 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Fair
    • 1
  1. 1.WakefieldUSA

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