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Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195176186

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176186.001.0001

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The Siamese Cat

The Siamese Cat

(p.455) Chapter 23 The Siamese Cat
Brain and Visual Perception

David H. Hubel

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a paper entitled “Aberrant Visual Projections in the Siamese Cat”. This study investigated the central pathway of Siamese cats and kittens, particularly the topographic projections of the retinas to areas 17 and 18 of the visual cortex, and the receptive-field properties and binocular interaction of cells in these areas. It confirmed Guillery's observation that the central visual pathway of the Siamese cat was highly abnormal, and they supported his idea that the abnormality consisted primarily of a mistake at the chiasm, with some optic fibers from the temporal retina crossing instead of remaining uncrossed.

Keywords:   Siamese cat, central pathway, Guillery, optic fibers, chiasm

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