Talk:Sensory - Vision Development

From Embryology

Eye Movement

  • abducens nerve innervates the lateral rectus muscle
  • trochlear nerve innervates the superior oblique (the dorsal oblique in chicks)
  • oculomotor nerve innervates the remaining four muscles, the medial, dorsal and ventral recti, and the inferior oblique

Gray's Anatomy: X. The Organs of the senses

the organ of sight

the tunics of the eye (Template:GraySubject)

the refracting media (Template:GraySubject)

the accessory organs of the eye (Template:GraySubject)

Neuron. 2007 Oct 25;56(2):327-38. Vision and cortical map development. White LE, Fitzpatrick D.

Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA. Abstract Functional maps arise in developing visual cortex as response selectivities become organized into columnar patterns of population activity. Recent studies of developing orientation and direction maps indicate that both are sensitive to visual experience, but not to the same degree or duration. Direction maps have a greater dependence on early vision, while orientation maps remain sensitive to experience for a longer period of cortical maturation. There is also a darker side to experience: abnormal vision through closed lids produces severe impairments in neuronal selectivity, rendering these maps nearly undetectable. Thus, the rules that govern their formation and the construction of the underlying neural circuits are modulated-for better or worse-by early vision. Direction maps, and possibly maps of other properties that are dependent upon precise conjunctions of spatial and temporal signals, are most susceptible to the potential benefits and maladaptive consequences of early sensory experience.

PMID: 17964249 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Between molecules and experience: role of early patterns of coordinated activity for the development of cortical maps and sensory abilities. Hanganu-Opatz IL. Brain Res Rev. 2010 Sep;64(1):160-76. Epub 2010 Apr 8. PMID: 20381527

Visual maps: To merge or not to merge. Brewer AA. Curr Biol. 2009 Nov 3;19(20):R945-7. PMID: 19889370