Geometric relationships between feature maps in cat visual cortex

  • M. Hübener
  • D. Shoham
  • S. Schulzel
  • G. Brändle
  • A. Grinvald
  • T. Bonhoeffer
Part II: Cortical Maps and Receptive Fields
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1327)


We used optical imaging of intrinsic signals to simultaneously visualize the orientation, ocular dominance, and spatial frequency maps in cat visual cortex. The analysis of the geometric relationships between these three columnar systems revealed that they are spatially related such that in visual cortex all stimulus features are represented at least once for every point in visual space.


Spatial Frequency Visual Cortex Geometric Relationship Macaque Monkey Striate Cortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Hübener
    • 1
  • D. Shoham
    • 2
  • S. Schulzel
    • 1
  • G. Brändle
    • 1
  • A. Grinvald
    • 2
  • T. Bonhoeffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMartinsriedGermany
  2. 2.The Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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