Effects of binocular deprivation on the development of clustered horizontal connections in cat striate cortex.

@article{Callaway1991EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of binocular deprivation on the development of clustered horizontal connections in cat striate cortex.},
  author={Edward M. Callaway and Lawrence C. Katz},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1991},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={745-9}
}
Intrinsic horizontal axon collaterals in the striate cortex of adult cats specifically link columns having the same preferred orientation; consequently, retrograde tracer injections result in intrinsic labeling that is sharply clustered. We have previously shown that the normal development of this circuitry involves the emergence of crude clusters from an unclustered pattern during the second postnatal week. Crude clusters are later refined to the adult level of specificity by the selective… CONTINUE READING