Short periods of darkness fail to restore visual or neural plasticity in adult cats.

@article{Holman2018ShortPO,
  title={Short periods of darkness fail to restore visual or neural plasticity in adult cats.},
  author={Kaitlyn Diane Holman and Kevin R Duffy and Donald E. Mitchell},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={2018},
  volume={35},
  pages={
          E002
        }
}
It has been shown that the visual acuity loss experienced by the deprived eye of kittens following an early period of monocular deprivation (MD) can be alleviated rapidly following 10 days of complete darkness when imposed even as late as 14 weeks of age. To examine whether 10 days of darkness conferred benefits at any age, we measured the extent of… CONTINUE READING