Chapter 6 - The Seeing Brain

Links and Media

Hubel and Wiesel discuss their classic experiments on the neurons of the visual cortex
“Living with visual agnosia”—a video about one patient’s experiences
The BBC Documentary Brain Story – The Mind’s Eye has interviews and demonstrations relating to this chapter
This website has many fun visual illusions and has the added benefit of including a scientific explanation of them

Additional Reading

A good overview of blindsight and what it reveals about the visual brain
Cowey, A. (2004). Fact, artefact and myth about blindsight. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology57A, 577–609. [Free article – link to journal page]
A classic brain imaging study showing functional specialization for color and motion in the extrastriate visual cortex
Zeki, S. M., Watson, J. D. G., Lueck, C. J., Friston, K. J., Kennard, C., & Frackowiak, R. S. J. (1991). A direct demonstration of functional specialization in human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 11, 641–649.
A model of face perception that is based on brain mechanisms and can be considered an alternative to the earlier cognitive model of Bruce and Young (1986) 
Haxby, J. V., Hoffman, E. A., & Gobbini, M. I. (2000). The distributed human neural system for face perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4(6), 223–233.