Modification of cortical orientation selectivity in the cat by restricted visual experience: a reexamination

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Science  28 Nov 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4217, pp. 904-906
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188372


Recent reports have stated that the orientation selectivity of cells in the cat's visual cortex can be biased by limiting the early visual environment to stripes of one orientation. Data obtained from seven kittens using systematic and quantitative sampling of preferred orientation, together with a blind procedure, do not show a bias toward the orientation presented in one type of restricted rearing environment.