Optomotor Responses to Monocular Stimulation: Relation to Visual System Organization

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Science  21 Jun 1968:
Vol. 160, Issue 3834, pp. 1365-1367
DOI: 10.1126/science.160.3834.1365


Results of tests on 4 mammalian, 19 reptilian, and 17 avian species confirmed the prediction that lack of optomotor response to monocular optokinetic stimulation in one of the two horizontal directions would correlate with afoveate retinal organization, whereas consistent optomotor responses to monocular stimulation in either horizontal direction would correlate with foveate organization.

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