Parameters of phosphene-inducing electric stimulation of the cat visual cortex via implanted surface and intracortical electrodes

Bull Exp Biol Med. 2008 Jan;145(1):4-6. doi: 10.1007/s10517-008-0022-9.


Parameters of phosphene-evoking electrical stimulation of cat striatal cortex via electrodes of different types (surface and intracortical) were studied. Similar actions (paw raising) in response to the light pattern and to phosphene-inducing electric stimulation of the striatal cortex were demonstrated. It seems that the animals associated phosphene sensations with light patterns.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / physiology
  • Cats
  • Conditioning, Classical / physiology
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Electrodes, Implanted*
  • Phosphenes / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*
  • Visual Perception / physiology*