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The ventro-dorsal stream

parieto-premotor neural circuits and their role in primate cognition

Vittorio Gallese

pp. 329-352

The aim of the present chapter is twofold. First it aims to show that perception requires action. This is most evident for space and action perception. Second, it aims to show that the distinction of the cortical visual processing into two streams is insufficient and leads to possible misunderstandings on the true nature of perceptual processes. I review empirical findings suggesting that visual processing is carried out along three distinct visual pathways qualified as dorso-dorsal, ventro-dorsal, and ventral streams. The relevant anatomical and functional features of the ventro-dorsal stream are presented and discussed.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-71978-8_17

Full citation:

Gallese, V. (2007)., The ventro-dorsal stream: parieto-premotor neural circuits and their role in primate cognition, in F. Mast & L. Jäncke (eds.), Spatial processing in navigation, imagery and perception, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 329-352.

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