Lateral geniculate nucleus in dark-reared cats: loss of Y cells without changes in cell size.

@article{Kratz1979LateralGN,
  title={Lateral geniculate nucleus in dark-reared cats: loss of Y cells without changes in cell size.},
  author={K. E. Kratz and S. Murray Sherman and Roberto Kalil},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={203 4387},
  pages={1353-5}
}
In cats reared in the dark from birth until 4 months of age, the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus contained few normal Y cells in either the binocular or monocular segments. Although most of the neurons appeared to be normal X cells unaffected by light deprivation, many cells with abnormal receptive field and response charcteristics were encountered. These effects were permanent, since 1 to 2 years of normal visual experience following initial light deprivation did not lead to any functional… CONTINUE READING