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David Hubel passed few days ago. This lecture is interesting (specially the 1981 slideshow vs powerpoint) and so is the conversation (2011, Nobel laureates David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel discussed their early explorations of the visual cortex)
His passing prompted me to look at their original articles which amassed ~11000 citations :
Hubel, D. H. & T. N. Wiesel, Receptive Fields Of Single Neurones In The Cat’s Striate Cortex, Journal of Physiology, (1959) 148, 574-591.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1363130/pdf/jphysiol01298-0128.pdfHubel, D. H. & T. N. Wiesel. Receptive Fields, Binocular Interaction And Functional Architecture In The Cat’s Visual Cortex, Journal of Physiology, (1962), 160, pp. 106–154,
What a pity that it is no longer customary to write well-described lengthy articles. It is as if, becase there is too much information, scientists do not have the bandwith to deal with hardcore single papers that bring along a body of knowledge and provide the vision behind the work. Perhaps the invention of impact factor (implemented around 1975), along with valuing quantity of published papers (instead of their real quality) has detrimentally damaged the value system.
See on www.nobelprize.org