The functional logic of cortical connections

Nature. 1988 Sep 22;335(6188):311-7. doi: 10.1038/335311a0.


Patterns of anatomical connections in the visual cortex form the structural basis for segregating features of the visual image into separate cortical areas and for communication between these areas at all levels to produce a coherent percept. Such multi-stage integration may be a common strategy throughout the cortex for producing complex behaviour.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cerebral Cortex / anatomy & histology
  • Cerebral Cortex / physiology*
  • Color Perception
  • Humans
  • Macaca
  • Motion Perception
  • Neural Pathways / anatomy & histology
  • Neural Pathways / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / anatomy & histology
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*
  • Visual Perception