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Visual experience before eye-opening and the development of the retinogeniculate pathway.

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Visual experience before eye-opening is not usually thought to have any developmental significance. Here we show that naturalistic visual stimuli presented through unopened eyelids robustly activate neurons in the ferret dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus. Further, dark-rearing prior to natural eye-opening has striking effects upon geniculate physiology. Receptive field maps after dark-rearing show increased convergence of On- and Off-center responses, and neurons frequently respond to both br...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Pharmacology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Neuron More from this journal
Volume:
36
Issue:
5
Pages:
869-879
Publication date:
2002-12-01
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EISSN:
1097-4199
ISSN:
0896-6273
Language:
English
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pubs:185321
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uuid:8ee08d29-4677-456a-836a-39a9b8292d9f
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pubs:185321
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185321
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2012-12-19

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