The monocular and binocular subfields of the rat's primary visual cortex: a quantitative morphological approach

J Comp Neurol. 1984 Jul 1;226(3):391-402. doi: 10.1002/cne.902260308.


Primary visual cortex in the rat was studied by a variety of methods: transsynaptic transport of labelled amino acids, 2-deoxyglucose, and staining for perikarya, myelin, and acetylcholinesterase. The analysis was aided by a computer-controlled television image analyzer. The results obtained with different methods agree with one another in describing the position and extent of the entire primary visual cortex as well as its monocular (medial) and binocular (lateral) subareas.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acetylcholinesterase / metabolism
  • Animals
  • Brain Mapping
  • Deoxyglucose / metabolism
  • Depth Perception
  • Female
  • Fixation, Ocular
  • Male
  • Proline / metabolism
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Lew
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Species Specificity
  • Visual Cortex / anatomy & histology*
  • Visual Cortex / metabolism


  • Proline
  • Deoxyglucose
  • Acetylcholinesterase