The effects of early visual experience on the cat's visual cortex and their possible explanation by Hebb synapses.

  title={The effects of early visual experience on the cat's visual cortex and their possible explanation by Hebb synapses.},
  author={J. Rauschecker and W. Singer},
  journal={The Journal of Physiology},
  • J. Rauschecker, W. Singer
  • Published 1981
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Physiology
  • 1. Kittens were dark‐reared until 4‐6 weeks old, and then for another 4‐7 weeks with various combinations of cylindrical lenses, monocular occlusion, and normal vision. 2. Single unit recordings from 816 neurones of the visual cortex (area 17) were obtained after the end of exposure. Clear‐cut effects on the distributions of the neurones' ocular dominance and orientation preference were found yielding close correlations with the rearing conditions. 3. It was confirmed that most cortical… CONTINUE READING
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