Effects of light-deprivation on visual discrimination in adult rats

Harvey Babkoff, Reuven Frommer, Miriam Izaks

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The effects of light-deprication on light flux discrimination by adult rats were tested by a conditioned lick-suppression technique. Total binocular light-deprication for a period of 37-38 days leads to decreased discrimination of the CS (a reduction of 0.64 log units in illumination) by adult rats. The argument is made that these data indicate sensory deficit in the adult animals resulting from binocular light-deprivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977

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t This research was supported in part by Bar-Ilan Research Committee funds.


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