Unformatted text preview: maximally to specific images on retina. For example, in class we discussed when we see the shape T. The brain goes through its’ “catalog” of figures that T has and selects those. It is then able to discern from shapes similar to T – like P and R – that the shape we are looking at is in fact, the letter “T.” At some level, our brain goes through this process very quickly. The recent research brings more credence to the work done originally by Hubel and Wiesel, although it should not be considered the end-all and be-all on the topic. It is difficult to devise tests for patients with normally functioning brains, and this study used a single patient to get its’ results. In situations like this, there is no way to know if this particular patient gave atypical results, or it these same results could be expected from multiple subjects....
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- Spring '08
- Photoreceptor cell, Torsten Wiesel