Abolition of optokinetic nystagmus in the cat

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Science  03 Oct 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4465, pp. 91-92
DOI: 10.1126/science.7414325


Combining a behavioral and a surgical manipulation, namely complete visual deprivation with surgical section of the optic chiasm, results in the abolition of optokinetic nystagmus in the cat. This basic optomotor reflex remains relatively unaffected by either of these manipulations performed singly.