Binocular interaction in strabismic kittens deprived of Vision

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Science  13 Feb 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4227, pp. 579-580
DOI: 10.1126/science.1251195


Artificial strabismus in kittens decreases the proportion of binocularly driven units in area 17 of the cortex. This change in the binocular interaction of cortical cells also takes place if the kittens are deprived of vision from the day in which the strabismus is surgically produced to the day of the electrophysiological recording. Thus, altered motility of the eyes per se is sufficient to affect binocular interaction in the neurons of area 17 of the cortex.