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Effects on visual acuity of neonatal or adult tectal ablation in rats.

Abstract:
Tectal ablation in neonatal rats leads to retrograde degeneration of retinal ganglion cells whereas similar damage in adults does not. We show here that the behavioral effects are comparably different. When rats with neonatal tectal ablation are tested as adults they are impaired in learning a discrimination between vertical and horizontal stripes and their visual acuity for square-wave gratings is slightly but significantly reduced.
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10.1007/bf00239583

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Henken, DB More by this author
Journal:
Experimental brain research
Volume:
48
Issue:
1
Pages:
149-152
Publication date:
1982
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EISSN:
1432-1106
ISSN:
0014-4819
URN:
uuid:5933c10a-198a-4cbe-b5ce-ea2983c64345
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8171
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pubs:8171

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