Alteration of cortical orientation selectivity: importance of asymmetric input

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Science  08 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4397, pp. 1109-1111
DOI: 10.1126/science.451557


Rearing cats so that each of the two eyes sees stripes of a different orientation alters the orientation preference of visual cortex cells. This result can be obtained by rearing the cats in striped cylinders or with goggles attached to their faces, but a tighter control of orientation preference is achieved by the goggles.