Visual Resolution and Experience: Acuity Deficits in Cats Following Early Selective Visual Deprivation

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Science  27 Apr 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4084, pp. 420-422
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4084.420


Cats reared during the first 5 months of life in environments that contain contours of a single orientation show a diminished ability to resolve gratings of the orthogonal orientation in later life. It is argued that these perceptual deficits result from changes in the organization of the visual cortex induced by the selected early visual input.