Functional visual streams

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1992 Aug;2(4):506-10. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(92)90188-q.


The idea that visual signals relayed by the parvocellular and magnocellular subdivisions of the lateral geniculate nucleus remain segregated in the cerebral cortex has attracted considerable attention. It has been proposed that parvocellular contributions dominate in the temporal visual cortex, and that magnocellular contributions dominate in the parietal cortex. Recent experiments have shown that the organization of primate visual pathways is not this simple.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Parietal Lobe / physiology
  • Temporal Lobe / physiology
  • Visual Pathways / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology*