Deficits in binocular depth perception in cats after alternating monocular deprivation

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Science  12 Dec 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4219, pp. 1114-1116
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188391


Allowing very young kittens to see with only one eye at a time greatly reduces the proportion of binocular cortical cells. Compared to normal cats these specially reared animals suffer deficits in binocular depth perception while retaining normal activity in the two eyes. Evidently, binocular cells play a crucial role in stereopsis.