A single unit analysis of neural plasticity in adult cats : effects of monocular paralysis on the lateral geniculate nucleus

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Dawn LaRue Brown (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Walter L. Salinger

Abstract: Loss of binocularity has been reported selectively in simple cortical cells following chronic monocular paralysis in adult cats. The nature of any analogous changes which may occur in the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGNd) may be predicted by the parallel processing model of geniculostriate connections. This model predicts that if simple cortical cells are selectively affected by chronic monocular paralysis, then the X-cell population of the LGNd should be affected selectively if any effect is seen. This experiment, therefore, examined the effects of chronic monocular paralysis in adult cats on the X- and Y-cell populations of the LGNd.

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Vision, Monocular $x Experiments
Cats as laboratory animals
Geniculate bodies
Eye $x Paralysis

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