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metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
Issue Date: Jun-2011
metadata.dc.creator: DINIZ, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço
ROCHA, Emiliana Guerra da
SILVEIRA, Luiz Carlos de Lima
CRUZ, Eduardo Oswaldo
Title: Cortical representation of the horizon in V1 and peripheral scaling in mammals with lateral eyes
Citation: PICANÇO-DINIZ, Cristovam W. et al. Cortical representation of the horizon in V1 and peripheral scaling in mammals with lateral eyes. Psychology & Neuroscience, Rio de Janeiro, v. 4, n. 1, p. 19-27, jun. 2011. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 03 abr. 2012. <>.
Abstract: In the present investigation we mapped the primary visual area of the South American diurnal rodent, Dasyprocta aguti, by standardized electrophysiological mapping techniques. In particular, we performed a series of mapping experiments of the visual streak in the primary visual cortex. We found that the representation of the visual streak in V1 is greatly expanded, the nasal 10 degrees of the visual streak representation occupies ten times more cortical area than equivalent areas in the central or temporal representation. Comparison of these data with those on the density of ganglion cells in the retina at corresponding locations in the visual field reveal a significant mismatch between these two variables. The nasal representation is greatly expanded along the horizontal meridian in V1 as compared to the central and temporal regions whereas the density of ganglion cells decreases with progression along the visual streak from central region towards the nasal or temporal visual field. A review of the available data reveals that all lateral-eyed mammals exhibit a similar mismatch between the retinal and cortical representation of the visual field, and this mismatches is greater in those species with well defined visual streaks such as rabbit and agouti.
Keywords: Células horizontais da retina
Células ganglionais da retina
ISSN: 1983-3288
metadata.dc.rights: Acesso Aberto
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