Contrast sensitivity in rats with increased or decreased numbers of retinal ganglion cells.
Contrast thresholds were measured electrophysiologically on striate cortex in normal rats and in rats in which either the superior colliculi were removed bilaterally or unilaterally at 5 days of age, or one eye was removed on the day of birth. Despite the fact that the collicular ablation leads to the degeneration of more than half the retinal ganglion cells, contrast sensitivity was normal in this group, with the possible exception of sensitivity at very low spatial frequencies below 0.1 c/d...Expand abstract
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