3 questions on "Other key characters of the visual cortex - Visual receptive fields"

What is the receptive field
This is defined as the region of the retina that, when stimulated, elicits a response in the neuron being examined
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What is the tuning curve
The indicating that the sort of stimulus to which the cell is maximal responsive (the orientation of the light used)
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In what sense is the primary visual cortex hierarchal
The lower-order stations lead anatomically and functionally to higher-order ones, albeit with much modulation and feedback at each stage
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