Orientation columns in macaque monkey visual cortex demonstrated by the 2-deoxyglucose autoradiographic technique

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IN the past fifteen years physiological studies of the primary visual cortex in higher mammals have provided evidence for two independent systems of functional subdivisions, ocular dominance columns and orientation columns1. These two systems are closely related to two important functions of visual cortex: combining at a single-cell level the information that originates in the two eyes, and rearranging the spatial information from the lateral geniculate body so that cells after the initial stage of visual processing come to respond to specifically oriented lines in the visual field.

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HUBEL, D., WIESEL, T. & STRYKER, M. Orientation columns in macaque monkey visual cortex demonstrated by the 2-deoxyglucose autoradiographic technique. Nature 269, 328–330 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1038/269328a0

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