Article Summary

Title : Effect of neonatal unilateral enucleation on the development of orientation selectivity in kitten primary visual cortex
Authors : Yves Fr├ęgnac, Yves Trotter, Elie Bienenstock and Michel Imbert
Year : 1979
Journal : C R Seances Acad Sci D
Volume : 289
Pages : 1073-5

Abstract

In normally reared Kittens (6 weeks old), all orientations encoded by visual cells in the primary visual cortex are equally represented. In Kittens of the same age, unilaterally enucleated at birth and reared in identical conditions, 70% of orientation-selective cells preferentially respond to horizontal or vertical orientations.