Innate and environmental factors in the development of the kitten's visual cortex.

@article{Blakemore1975InnateAE,
  title={Innate and environmental factors in the development of the kitten's visual cortex.},
  author={Colin Blakemore and Richard C. Van Sluyters},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={248 3},
  pages={663-716}
}
1. This is a study of the receptive fields of 771 cells recorded in the visual cortex of twenty-five kittens reared normally or subjected to various kinds of visual deprivation or environmental manipulation. 2. Kittens deprived of patterned visual experience, by dark rearing or diffuse occlusion of the eyes, have a majority of cirtical neurones with little or no specificity for the orientation or axis of movement of visual stimuli. However, in such deprived animals, especially those younger… CONTINUE READING

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