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Offering an account of the role of the cerebral cortex in perception, this work explores the field of perceptual neuroscience. It includes phylogenetic, comparative and neuroanatomical studies of the neocortex, studies of the large-scale organization of the neocortex, of neuronal histogenesis and the specification of cortical areas, of synaptic transmission between neurons in cortical microcircuits and of rhythmicity and synchronization in neocortical networks and inquiries into the binding problem.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674661882
ISBN-10: 0674661885
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 206mm x 33mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 4-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Vernon B. Mountcastle

Vernon B. Mountcastle, M.D. is University Professor of Neuroscience, Emeritus, at the Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and winner of the 1998 National Academy of Sciences Award in Neurosciences, in recognition of his "extraordinary contributions to progress in the fields of neuroscience."

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