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Magnification in striate cortex and retinal ganglion cell layer of owl monkey: a quantitative comparison

Myerson, Joel and Manis, Paul B. and Miezin, Francis M. and Allman, John M. (1977) Magnification in striate cortex and retinal ganglion cell layer of owl monkey: a quantitative comparison. Science, 198 (4319). pp. 855-857. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151106-143106937

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Abstract

Magnification, the relative size of the neural representation of a portion of the visual field, decreases more rapidly with increasing visual field eccentricity in striate cortex than in the retinal ganglion cell layer of the owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus); the proportion of the cells in striate cortex devoted to central vision is much larger than the comparable proportion of retinal ganglion cells. Magnification in striate cortex is a power function of magnification in the retinal ganglion cell layer. A formula for convergence (ganglion cells to cortical neurons) follows from this relationship.


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Additional Information:© 1977 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 22 February 1977; revised 10 June 1977. J.M. thanks C. N. Woolsey for advice and help. This work was supported by NIH grants NS 12131 and NS 00178, an NIH research fellowship and a Spencer Fellowship to J.M., and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship to J.M.A.
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Official Citation:Magnification in striate cortex and retinal ganglion cell layer of owl monkey: a quantitative comparison J Myerson, PB Manis, FM Miezin, and JM Allman Science 25 November 1977: 198 (4319), 855-857. [DOI:10.1126/science.411172]
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