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Reading for Weeks 1 and 5 only

A scan of the sections of the main reference (Zeki, 1993) around the extracts given on the previous page, and a selection of two or three of the papers listed here in the numbered sections would be basic recommended reading for these two weeks.

For example, you could read the sections of Zeki (1993) and the short review by Büchel (1998 online link from Birkbeck locations with Adobe acrobat -- see note on this software) on re-organization of cortical function in early blind subjects plus Büchel et al (1998: link as above) or Sadato et al (1998 link as above) for more detail on the brain-mapping studies of visual cortex function in during Braille reading.

Abstracts of a set of six individual papers published in the last 5 years is given below for more recent reference [see the table of journal availability for password access to Brain online outside Birkbeck]

Some brief extracts from Zeki (1993) were included in the handout.

The paper by Ramachandran and Hirstein (1998) provides a lengthy and exhaustive review of phantom limb phenomena and their relalation to plasticticy ( external link to this paper in Brain.)

 

     

            Main Reference

Zeki, S.M. (1993) A Vision of the Brain. Cambridge: Blackwell Scientific. (Birkbeck at HGG [Zek], Short Loan; Bloomsbury/UCL at G 27, Psychology: Senate House at 67 ICL/Zek: Some extracts from this are included further on in the handout.  

 

last revised, 29-10-2002
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