Laminar organization of response properties in primary visual cortex of the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).

@article{Heimel2005LaminarOO,
  title={Laminar organization of response properties in primary visual cortex of the gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis).},
  author={J Alexander Heimel and Stephen D Van Hooser and Sacha B. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={3538-54}
}
The gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) is a diurnal highly visual rodent with a cone-rich retina. To determine which features of visual cortex are common to highly visual mammals and which are restricted to non-rodent species, we studied the laminar organization of response properties in primary visual area V1 of isoflurane-anesthetized squirrels using extra-cellular single-unit recording and sinusoidal grating stimuli. Of the responsive cells, 75% were tuned for orientation. Only 10% were… CONTINUE READING