Interocular Transfer of Orientational Effects

Science  25 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3878, pp. 454-455
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3878.454


Prolonged exposure of one eye to a diagonal line grating produces masking or decreased sensitivity for similar test gratings presented to the contralateral eye. These aftereffects are orientationally selective and suggest that narrow orientationally tuned channels found by electrophysiological methods in the visual cortex of the cat and the monkey may have neural correlates in the human brain.