Accession Number : AD0677305

Title :   COMPARATIVE NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF THE VISUAL SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 15 Sep 67-14 Sep 68,

Corporate Author : PISA UNIV (ITALY) ISTITUTO DI FISIOLOGIA

Personal Author(s) : Moruzzi,Giuseppe

Report Date : 14 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The following themes have been investigated under the research on Comparative Neurophysiology of the Visual System: (1) Peripheral inhibition of flashing in fireflies (Brunelli, Buonamici and Magni, in part with the collaboration of Viola, Istituto di Patologia Generale, University of Pisa). (2) Modulation of the retinal dark discharge from the pigeon eye's (Brunelli, Buonamici and Magni). (3) Spatial interaction in the visual system (Cervetto and Maffei; Fiorentini and Maffei; Maffei). (4) Sympathetic influences on the retinal dark discharge (Berlucchi, Marzi and Mascetti). (5) Visuo-cortical lesions and interhemispheric transfer of visual information (Berlucchi and Mascetti). (6) Role of visual cortex and midbrain in visual learning and memory (Berlucchi and Sprague: in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy of the University of Pennsylvania). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, *NERVOUS SYSTEM), PHYSIOLOGY, EYE, INHIBITION, REFLEXES, INSECTS, PIGEONS, RETINA, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, BRAIN, LEARNING, CATS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE