Cell-Type-Specific Thalamocortical Inputs Constrain Direction Map Formation in Visual Cortex

Megumi Nishiyama, Teppei Matsui, Tomonari Murakami, Kenta M. Hagihara, Kenichi Ohki

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Nishiyama et al. find fragmented organization of direction columns in the cat primary visual cortex. The direction columns are predominantly located in cortical domains preferring low spatial frequency. The results suggest that cell-type-specific thalamocortical projections from LGN may constrain direction column formation in the cat visual cortex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1088.e3
JournalCell Reports
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • brain mapping
  • direction selectivity
  • functional columns
  • in vivo two-photon imaging
  • thalamocortical circuit
  • thalamus
  • visual cortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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