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
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)
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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