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Sensors 2010, 10(4), 3218-3242; doi:10.3390/s100403218

Visual Pathways Serving Motion Detection in the Mammalian Brain

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
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Received: 5 February 2010 / Revised: 16 March 2010 / Accepted: 17 March 2010 / Published: 1 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Motion Detectors)
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Abstract

Motion perception is the process through which one gathers information on the dynamic visual world, in terms of the speed and movement direction of its elements. Motion sensation takes place from the retinal light sensitive elements, through the visual thalamus, the primary and higher visual cortices. In the present review we aim to focus on the extrageniculo-extrastriate cortical and subcortical visual structures of the feline and macaque brain and discuss their functional role in visual motion perception. Special attention is paid to the ascending tectofugal system that may serve for detection of the visual environment during self-motion. View Full-Text
Keywords: dorsal stream; ventral stream; ascending tectofugal system; caudate nucleus; posterior thalamus; motion detection dorsal stream; ventral stream; ascending tectofugal system; caudate nucleus; posterior thalamus; motion detection
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Rokszin, A.; Márkus, Z.; Braunitzer, G.; Berényi, A.; Benedek, G.; Nagy, A. Visual Pathways Serving Motion Detection in the Mammalian Brain. Sensors 2010, 10, 3218-3242.

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