Interview with Dr. Torsten Wiesel by Joanna Rose, science writer, 8 December 2001.
Dr. Wiesel talks about his studies of the visual process in the brain; challenges in neurophysiology (8:21); colour vision and the perception of the world (11:01); and his present work in helping to train students from the developing countries (14:49).
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