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    Default "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"


    "Although sound information used to generate a spatial map doesn’t travel down the optic pathway, it shows up in the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing visual information for visual experience."

    More: Feel Like a Cat, See Like a Bat | Psychology Today

    Does the underlined part give more detail about the optic pathway or the visual cortex?

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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "Although sound information used to generate a spatial map doesn’t travel down the optic pathway, it shows up in the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing visual information for visual experience."


    Does the underlined part give more detail about the optic pathway or the visual cortex?
    Come on, OD, you should be able to work that out. Which seems more likely to you?

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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Come on, OD, you should be able to work that out. Which seems more likely to you?
    "the optic pathway"

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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "the optic pathway"
    Given that the underlined part is separated from the words 'the optic pathway' by the clause 'it shows up in the visual cortex', and that it is separated from the words 'the visual cortex' by only a comma, this seems an almost perverse choice.

    This is even more true if you knew, or had looked up in a dictionary, the word 'cortex'.

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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    "Although sound information used to generate a spatial map doesn’t travel down the optic pathway, it shows up in the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing visual information for visual experience."

    More: Feel Like a Cat, See Like a Bat | Psychology Today

    Does the underlined part give more detail about the optic pathway or the visual cortex?
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Come on, OD, you should be able to work that out. Which seems more likely to you?
    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "the optic pathway"
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Given that the underlined part is separated from the words 'the optic pathway' by the clause 'it shows up in the visual cortex', and that it is separated from the words 'the visual cortex' by only a comma, this seems an almost perverse choice.

    This is even more true if you knew, or had looked up in a dictionary, the word 'cortex'.
    "After only five days, theirvisual cortex, the part of the brain that processes input from the eyes, began to respond to touch."
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    Who's in charge: Me or my neurons? | Psychology Today

    In this context, I think the meaning of visual cortex is very clear which means I have to choose the visual cortex over the optic pathway. Thank you, 5jj.


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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post

    "Although sound information used to generate a spatial map doesn’t travel down the optic pathway, it shows up in the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing visual information for visual experience."

    More: Feel Like a Cat, See Like a Bat | Psychology Today

    Does the underlined part give more detail about the optic pathway or the visual cortex?
    If you remove the word "Although" and put a full stop after "pathway", starting a new sentence with "It shows ..." does that help?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: "the optic pathway" or "the visual cortex"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you remove the word "Although" and put a full stop after "pathway", starting a new sentence with "It shows ..." does that help?
    "Although sSound information used to generate a spatial map doesn’t travel down the optic pathway,. iIt shows up in the visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for processing visual information for visual experience."

    Yes, it does.


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