An adult-like pattern of ocular dominance columns in striate cortex of newborn monkeys prior to visual experience.

@article{Horton1996AnAP,
  title={An adult-like pattern of ocular dominance columns in striate cortex of newborn monkeys prior to visual experience.},
  author={Jonathan C Horton and Darren R Hocking},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 5},
  pages={1791-807}
}
In macaque monkeys, the geniculocortical afferents serving each eye segregate in layer IVc of striate cortex during early life into a pattern of alternating inputs called ocular dominance columns. It has been disputed whether visual experience is necessary for the formation of ocular dominance columns. To settle this issue, fetal monkeys were delivered prematurely by Caesarean section at embryonic day 157 (E157), 8 d before the end of normal gestation. To avoid light exposure, the Caesarean… CONTINUE READING
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