Cooling in cat visual cortex: stability of orientation selectivity despite changes in responsiveness and spike width.


Cooling is one of several reversible methods used to inactivate local regions of the brain. Here the effect of cooling was studied in the primary visual cortex (area 17) of anaesthetized and paralyzed cats. When the cortical surface temperature was cooled to about 0 degrees C, the temperature 2 mm below the surface was 20 degrees C. The lateral spread of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2009.07.064


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