This book determines representative values for dimensional parameters of eye and brain in extant Homo (modern man) and Macaca (Macaca fascicularis, Macaca mulatta and Macaca nemestrina). Indeed, published values in the scientific literature for the dimensions of each of these organs in each of these species differ greatly between studies: mean values published for a single parameter in a single species can differ by a factor of 1.25 for linear dimensions, a factor of 3 for areal dimensions and a factor of 1.5 for volumetric dimensions!
This book provides 3 progressive sets of information. First, Elementary Tables provide raw databases: lists of published values. Second, text in Chapters and Addenda provide new insights: critical analysis of these published values and subsequent synthesis of representative values. Third, Chapter Summary Tables and Book Summary Tables provide distilled databases: lists of these representative values.
This book is an unprecedented reference work, both because of the large number of published values in its raw databases and because of the well-founded size of the representative values in its distilled databases.
This book is a comparative, comprehensive and critical review of published data: comparative as it reviews data for man and macaques; comprehensive as it reviews data in a record number; critical as it reviews data with analysis and synthesis.
Anyone can easily consult the 7 Chapter Summary Tables or the 3 Book Summary Tables for concise lists of representative values. Those who require more elaborate in formation can also consult the 100 pages of Elementary Tables or read the 200 pages of text in Chapters and Addenda.
Erik C. Corthout obtained a Bachelor of Medicine degree (magna cum laude) and a Doctor of Medicine degree (magna cum laude) from the KU Leuven, and a Bachelor of Science degree in physics (first class honours) from King's College London.
Dr. Corthout subsequently started investigating visual perception in man with Mark Hallett at the National Institutes of Health  and with Alan Cowey at the University of Oxford [1998-2002], where he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in neurophysiology, and went on to investigate visual perception in macaque with Hans Supèr and Victor Lamme at the now-called Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience [2003-2004].
Dr. Corthout has been studying structure and function of the visual system in macaque and man for several years on his own during a sabbatical since then, and this book is the opening volume of that study.