Age-dependent sparing of visual function after bilateral lesions of primary visual cortex.

@article{Rushmore2008AgedependentSO,
  title={Age-dependent sparing of visual function after bilateral lesions of primary visual cortex.},
  author={Richard J. Rushmore and Laura Rigolo and Amanda K Peer and Linda M Afifi and Antoni Valero-Cabr{\'e} and Bertram R. Payne},
  journal={Behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={1274-83}
}
Bilateral lesions of primary visual cortex (PVC) sustained early in life induce the visual system to undergo structural and functional reorganization and produce modified neuronal networks capable of mediating visual abilities that would be impaired if the lesions occurred in adulthood. Reorganization after early lesion is also accompanied by degeneration of the lateral geniculate nucleus of the thalamus, and 90% of beta retinal ganglion cells die via retrograde degeneration. It is unclear… CONTINUE READING