Visual thinking in recent neuroscience

Christopher U.M. Smith

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After a consideration of visual thinking in science the role of such thinking in neuroscience is discussed. Three instances are examined - cortical column, retina, impulse - and it is argued that visual thinking is employed, though in different ways, in each. It lies at the core of neurobiological thought.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-273
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the History of the Neurosciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


  • vision
  • visual thinking
  • neuroscience
  • cortical column
  • retina
  • action potential


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