Comparative commissure function

Interocular transfer of successive visual discriminations in cats

Andrew Francis, Andrea J. Elberger, M. S. Gazzaniga

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Abstract

Intact and chiasm-sectioned cats were tested for interocular transfer after monocular training of a successive two-choice discrimination task. Similar tasks were previously employed to demonstrate complete failure of interocular transfer in both commissure-intact pigeons and goldfish. In contrast, both groups of cats showed clear interocular transfer. The results provide evidence for differing functional capacity in analogous interhemispheric pathways among vertebrates, and suggest that interocular transfer of successive visual discriminations may be a suitable paradigm for study of phyletic differences in behavioral ability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-299
Number of pages5
JournalPhysiology and Behavior
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

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Cats
Goldfish
Columbidae
Vertebrates

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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In: Physiology and Behavior, Vol. 28, No. 2, 01.01.1982, p. 295-299.

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