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Despite the vast amount of behavioral data showing a pronounced tendency in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to process fine visual details, much less is known about the neurophysiological characteristics of spatial vision in ASD. Here, we address this issue by assessing the contrast sensitivity response properties of the early visual-evoked(More)
The present study aims at evaluating the spatial disparity response profiles of binocular cells in the superficial layers of the superior colliculus of the cat using drifting light bars and phase-shifted spatial frequency gratings. Results show that a total of 64% of the cells were sensitive to phase disparities and had large tuning profiles. Similarly, a(More)
Binocular interactions were investigated in area 19 of the anaesthetized cat using dichoptically presented phase-shifted static spatial frequency gratings that flickered at a fixed temporal rate. More than two-thirds of the binocular cells showed phase specificity to static phase disparities leading to either summation or facilitation interactions. This(More)
Binocular cells in area 19 are tuned to positional disparities. In effect, up to one-third of the cells respond preferentially to small incongruities between the optimal bar stimuli presented within the receptive fields of each eye. The aim of the present study was to determine whether cells in area 19 are also sensitive to phase disparities. Both types of(More)
The posteromedial lateral suprasylvian area of the cat is known to be involved in the analysis of motion and motion in depth. However, it remains unclear whether binocular cells in the posteromedial lateral suprasylvian area rely upon phase or positional offsets between their receptive fields in order to code binocular disparity. The present study aims at(More)
Previous studies of the visual system of Siamese cats have shown that binocular cells are scarce in areas 17, 18 and 19, yet significantly more abundant in suprasylvian areas such as the postero-medial lateral suprasylvian area (PMLS). The present study aims at evaluating the sensitivity to spatial disparity of PMLS binocular cells in paralyzed and(More)
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