The effects of monocular deprivation on the size of GAD+ neurons in the cat's dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus.


Previous studies have shown that suturing one eyelid closed in a newborn kitten results in profound changes in the development of the visual system. Among these is a retardation in the growth of neurons in the layers of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus receiving retinal input from the closed eye. Moreover, the greatest effect appears to be in the… (More)