Perception

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Perception 09/02/2009 00:33:00 Visual Areas of Human Cerebral Cortex Scotoma – damage to primary visual cortex; causes blindness in  corresponding areas of visual field Blindsight – ability of patients to respond to stimuli in their scotomas even  though no conscious awareness of the stimuli o May be due to islands of spared tissue Primary visual cortex – region of cortex where most visual information first  arrives Secondary visual cortex – region of cortex that receives direct projections  from primary cortex Visual association cortex – region of cortex that receives inputs from  secondary visual cortex/ other secondary cortices Hierarchical organization of inputs leads to cells or groups of cells that are  sensitive to particular objects Dorsal stream – visual information that flows from the primary visual cortex to  the parietal cortex; may specialize in visual spatial perception (what vs where 
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