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Revisiting the Classic Studies is a series of texts that introduces readers to the studies in psychology that changed the way we think about core topics in the discipline today. It provokes students to ask more interesting and challenging questions about the field by encouraging a deeper level of engagement both with the details of the studies themselves and with the nature of their contribution. Edited by leading scholars in their field and written by researchers at the cutting edge of these developments, the chapters in each text provide details of the original works and their theoretical and empirical impact, and then discuss the ways in which thinking and research has advanced in the years since the studies were conducted. Brain and Behaviour: Revisiting the Classic Studies traces 17 ground-breaking studies by researchers such as Gage, Luria, Sperry, and Tulving to re-examine and reflect on their findings and engage in a lively discussion of the subsequent work that they have inspired. Suitable for students on neuropsychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an enquiring mind.
Chapter 5: Revisiting Ungerleider and Mishkin: Two cortical visual systems
Revisiting Ungerleider and Mishkin: Two cortical visual systems
“The most striking feature,” wrote Nicholas Humphrey and Larry Weiskrantz in 1967, “is the evidence for spatial localization by the de-striate monkey.” This conclusion was reached after examining the visual behaviour of two monkeys who were lacking their entire visual cortex (Humphrey and Weiskrantz, 1967). In this article, the authors described the animals’ remarkable ability to accurately reach for and grasp objects despite the complete removal of the striate cortex (primary visual cortex; V1). The monkeys appeared blind in a number of visual discrimination tasks (e.g. for object features, or distance discrimination), but were able to successfully ...