Postnatal growth and column spacing in cat primary visual cortex

  title={Postnatal growth and column spacing in cat primary visual cortex},
  author={Stefan Rathjen and Kerstin E. Schmidt and Siegrid L{\"o}wel},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
The primary visual cortex (area 17) of cats continues to grow substantially during early postnatal development. To assess the implications of this growth for the organization of visual cortical maps, we analysed both postnatal growth of area 17 and the spacing of ocular dominance columns in the same animals using 2-deoxyglucose autoradiography to label cortical activation patterns. Quantitative analyses of area size and column spacing were performed on flat-mount sections of the cortical… CONTINUE READING
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