Psy 123_Lec 6

This sends a redundant signal to the visual cortex

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Unformatted text preview: ring in the off-center ganglion cell. This sends a redundant signal to the visual cortex that the light is on and that it is not off.! Visual Pathway! 1) Energy containing information about stimulus must reach the eye.! 2) Rod & cones in retina transduce energy into neural response.! 3) Optic nerve transfers neural response to retinotopically-organized thalamus.! 4) Thalamus relays the neural response to V1 in the visual cortex.! 5) Hierarchically-organized visual cortex transforms neural code into a perception.! Takes all the info in the ganglia cells and bundles it up to the optic nerve and travels from the retina and then makes its first stop in the thalamus. From the thalamus it makes a synapse with another set of neuron, and then go back to the primary-cerebral cortex (V1). Other pathways that come into play, but for about 90% this is the pathway it takes. Then from the V1 it takes a series of the processing steps. The end result when you pull everything together is you get a perception. Visual Pathway! Damage to t...
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course PSY 123 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.

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