Neural mechanisms for the generation of visual complex cells

Neuron. 2001 Nov 8;32(3):378-80. doi: 10.1016/s0896-6273(01)00497-4.


In 1962, Hubel and Wiesel reported what they later described as "the first description of a clear function for the cerebral cortex, in terms of clear differences between input and output". Martinez and Alonso (2001[this issue of Neuron]) now provide evidence for the hierarchical neural circuit that Hubel and Wiesel proposed to explain the cortical transformation from simple to complex cells.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Geniculate Bodies / physiology
  • Nerve Net / physiology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Retina / physiology
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*
  • Visual Fields / physiology
  • Visual Pathways / physiology*