Anatomical demonstration of ocular dominance columns in striate cortex of the squirrel monkey.

@article{Horton1996AnatomicalDO,
  title={Anatomical demonstration of ocular dominance columns in striate cortex of the squirrel monkey.},
  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 17},
  pages={5510-22}
}
The squirrel monkey is the only primate reported to lack ocular dominance columns. Nothing anomalous about the visual capacity of squirrel monkeys has been found to explain their missing columns, leading to the suggestion that ocular dominance columns might be "an epiphenomenon, not serving any purpose" (Livingstone et al., 1995). Puzzled by the apparent lack of ocular dominance columns in squirrel monkeys, we made eye injections with transneuronal tracers in four normal squirrel monkeys. An… CONTINUE READING
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