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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1992 Aug;2(4):498-501.

Origin of orientation tuning in the visual cortex.

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Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena 91125.

Abstract

The results of recent experiments have thrown new light on the neuronal connections underlying orientation-selective responses in the primary visual cortex of adult animals. The pattern of afferent input from the lateral geniculate nucleus to the cortex appears to be specific for orientation, while intracortical inhibitory connections appear to be non-specific in this respect. Experimental and theoretical studies have suggested that the development of cortical cell orientation tuning is an activity-dependent process.

PMID:
1525548
DOI:
10.1016/0959-4388(92)90186-o
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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