Abolition of direction selectivity in the visual cortex of the cat

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Science  06 Aug 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4252, pp. 504-505
DOI: 10.1126/science.941025


Cats were reared in a stroboscopically illuminated environment, which deprived them of expereience with visual movement but allowed them form vision. In these cats, neurons of the visual cortex displayed normal orientation selectivity, but direction selectivity was virtually abolished. The effect remained unaltered by long periods of normal visual exposure.

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