Visual effects of auditory deprivation: common intermodal and intramodal factors

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Science  08 Feb 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4431, pp. 667-668
DOI: 10.1126/science.7352281


Visual temporal acuity, as measured by the critical flicker frequency decreased and then increased during 24 hours of auditory deprivation. This intermodal effect is similar to intramodal changes in the critical flicker frequency of the nonoccluded eye during monocular deprivation; a single mechanism appears to underlie both phenomena.