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AuthorDaw, Nigel W. author
TitleVisual Development [electronic resource] / by Nigel W. Daw
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript XIV, 228 p. online resource


As the first introductory-level text in its field, Visual Development offers a comprehensive understanding of the development of the visual system and the effects of visual deprivation. The material is treated from the behavioral, anatomical, and physiological points of view. Complete with ample illustrations and a helpful glossary, this text is invaluable for graduate students, optometry students, and ophthalmology residents as well as for experts in related fields


1 Introduction -- 2 Functional Organization of the Visual System -- Section I Normal Development -- 3 Development of Visual Capabilities -- 4 Anatomical Development of the Visual System -- 5 Development of Receptive Field Properties -- Section II Amblyopia and the Effects of Visual Deprivation -- 6 Modifications to the Visual Input That Lead to Nervous System Changes -- 7 Physiological and Anatomical Changes That Result from Optical and Motor Deficits -- 8 What Is Amblyopia? -- 9 Critical Periods -- Section III Mechanisms of Plasticity -- 10 Concepts of Plasticity -- 11 Long-Term Potentiation as a Model -- 12 Mechanisms of Plasticity in the Visual Cortex -- 13 Deprivation Myopia and Emmetropization -- Section IV Conclusions -- 14 Future Studies

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