Mind-the gap, after 65 years: visual conditioning in cortical blindness.

@article{Weiskrantz2003MindtheGA,
  title={Mind-the gap, after 65 years: visual conditioning in cortical blindness.},
  author={Lawrence Weiskrantz},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 Pt 2},
  pages={
          265-6
        }
}
In the 1937 issue of Brain , an article appeared by Donald Marquis and Ernest Hilgard on the effects of total (and histologically confirmed) bilateral removal of striate cortex in six monkeys: ‘... The monkey seemed completely blind ... The threat reflex was permanently abolished and no evidence of object vision was ever seen in any of the animals’ (p. 4) (Marquis and Hilgard, 1937). The methodology of classical conditioning of the eyelid response in animals and humans was already well… CONTINUE READING
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