Plasticity and Stability of the Visual System in Human Achiasma

  title={Plasticity and Stability of the Visual System in Human Achiasma},
  author={Michael B. Hoffmann and Falko R. Kaule and N. Levin and Yoichiro Masuda and Anil Kumar and Irene Gottlob and Hiroshi Horiguchi and Robert F. Dougherty and J{\"o}rg Stadler and Barbara Wolynski and Oliver Speck and Martin Kanowski and Yaping Joyce Liao and Brian A. Wandell and Serge O. Dumoulin},
The absence of the optic chiasm is an extraordinary and extreme abnormality in the nervous system. The abnormality produces highly atypical functional responses in the cortex, including overlapping hemifield representations and bilateral population receptive fields in both striate and extrastriate visual cortex. Even in the presence of these large functional abnormalities, the effect on visual perception and daily life is not easily detected. Here, we demonstrate that in two achiasmic humans… CONTINUE READING
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