Since the fusion of the UNIC with the Paris-Saclay Institute of Neuroscience - UMR 9197 Neuro-PSI, this site is no longer being updated.
You will find all the information about the ICN - ex-UNIC - directly on the Neuro-PSI website.
Article Summary

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


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.