The Neural Control of Vision
M. The Processing of Shape

The idea that emerges from this is that as a result of this orderly layout of the visual scene in the cortex some higher level system can look at the activation on the cortical surface and thereby make sense out of things much like when we look at a photograph. The manner in which the visual scene is aid out on the surface of V1 has been extensively studied. One problem is that much more area is devoted to central vision than peripheral vision, resulting in significant distortions. Such distortions occur only over longer distances. Over short distances the map is conformal. This is depicted in Figures 69 and 70 on the left side where the stimuli are confined to one hemifield.

cortical layout of neurons activated by arrows