Dorsal vs Ventral Streams

Posted: March 12, 2010 at 10:12 am

In order to make a greater contribution and situate this work in what is known about the visual system is a separation of the two major streams from the primary visual cortex. The dorsal stream (occipital to parietal lobe) is considered, by one theory, the “where” region of the visual system that is associated with locations and places. The ventral stream (occipital to temporal) is the “what” region associated with particular classes of objects.

The idea is to separate the visual analysis into these two streams. Some rough ideas regarding how this could work is in this document. It is a subset of the “Dreaming Machine #3 Notes” document posted previously and contains some additional ideas for the final paper, in particular a first attempt to map the system to biological processes.