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Article Summary

Title : Persistence of orientation-selective cells of the primary visual cortex in kittens enucleated unilaterally at birth and reared in darkness
Authors : Yves Frégnac, P Buisseret, Elie Bienenstock, E Gary-Bobo and Michel Imbert
Year : 1978
Journal : C R Acad Sci Hebd Seances Acad Sci D
Volume : 287
Pages : 149-51


In kittens dark reared (6 weeks old) orientation selective cells are no longer recorded in the primary visual cortex, while in kittens of same age, enucleated at birth unilaterally and reared in identical conditions, 30% of visual cortical cells are shown to be orientation selective and in addition respond preferentially to horizontal and vertical orientations.