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Virtual Lesions: Examining Cortical Function with Reversible Deactivation Hardcover – 5 Sep 2002


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'Virtual lesions' involve the temporary deactivation of a part of the brain, by means of a range of techniques that have been recently developed. Because these are reversible, and leave the neuronal structure unaffected, they provide a much more contollable, and rigorous way of testing subjects. 'Virtual lesions' provides a state of the art guide to the full range of reversible deactivation techniques available. With each chapter written by a leader in their field, and providing evidence of the practical applications of their methods, along with potential pitfalls, the book will serve as a valuable and practical guide to future experimentation within cognitive neuroscience."This is a compilation of ideas on the topic of virtual lesions in the nervous system. The visual aspect of the book is very attractive and demonstrates its purpose at first glance. . . Twenty-six authors contribute 14 chapters, which are divided into two sections. The first one addresses the understanding of

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It is 40 years since Hubel and Wiesel (1962) showed that cells in primary visual cortex (area 17) respond selectively to contours of a certain orientation and that most of these cells also show a preference for the direction of motion of optimally oriented contours. Read the first page
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