Retinal and tectal responses to alternating gratings are unaffected by monocular deprivation in pigeons

Paola Bagnoli, Vittorio Porciatti, Walter Francesconi

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Abstract

Retinal and tectal potentials to alternating gratings were recorded in pigeons raised monocularly deprived. Deprived eyes showed consistent myopia and anterior-posterior axis elongation. In addition, vitreal opacities were observed in 70% of the deprived eyes. In pigeons with vitreal opacities, a reduction of retinal and tectal response amplitude was consistently found in the high spatial frequency range. Pigeons with clear media of the deprived eyes showed normal retinal and tectal responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Volume338
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1985
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • electroretinogram
  • grating
  • monocular deprivation
  • pigeon
  • tectal evoked potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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