Induction of visual orientation modules in auditory cortex

  title={Induction of visual orientation modules in auditory cortex},
  author={Jitendra N. Sharma and Alessandra Angelucci and Mriganka Sur},
Modules of neurons sharing a common property are a basic organizational feature of mammalian sensory cortex. Primary visual cortex (V1) is characterized by orientation modules—groups of cells that share a preferred stimulus orientation—which are organized into a highly ordered orientation map. Here we show that in ferrets in which retinal projections are routed into the auditory pathway, visually responsive neurons in ‘rewired’ primary auditory cortex are also organized into orientation modules… CONTINUE READING
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