Effect of Interruption of the Visual Pathway on the Response to Geniculate Stimulation

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Science  02 Jan 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3340, pp. 39-40
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3340.39


Optic nerve section or destruction of the lateral geniculate nucleus increased the amplitude and elevated the recovery cycle of the cortical response to lateral geniculate radiation stimulation in cats. The lesions may have acted by eliminating tonic inhibitory or occlusive volleys originating in the retina, or both.