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Publications [#72569] of Leonard E. White

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  1. DM Coppola, LE White, D Fitzpatrick, D Purves (1998). Unequal representation of cardinal and oblique contours in ferret visual cortex.. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95(5), 2621-3.
    (last updated on 2013/05/16)

    We have measured the amount of cortical space activated by differently oriented gratings in 25 adult ferrets by optical imaging of intrinsic signal. On average, 7% more area of the exposed visual cortex was preferentially activated by vertical and horizontal contours than by contours at oblique angles. This anisotropy may reflect the real-world prevalence of contours in the cardinal axes and could explain the greater sensitivity of many animals to vertical and horizontal stimuli.

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