Developmental Aspects of Vision

7th Symposium: June 8-10, 1972

Retinal development and differentiation
Chair: Carl Kupfer

Alfred J. Coulombre, National Institutes of Health
Morphogenetic roles of the developing retina

D. Kent Morest, Harvard Medical School
Assembly and morphogenesis of retinal neurons

Matthew LaVail, Harvard Medical School
Cell proliferation and cell interactions in the developing mammalian retina

John Dowling, Harvard University
Synaptic connections in the inner plexiform layer and some observations on their development

Patterns of retino-tectal connections
Chair: W. Maxwell Cowan

Michael J. Keating, National Institute of Medical Research, London, England
Changing retino-tectal relationships during development in Xenopus and their significance to neuronal specificity

Ray Lund, University of Washington
Development of synaptic patterns and their experimental modifications in the superior colliculus of the rat

Henry J. Ralston, III, University of Wisconsin
Synaptic reorganization in the degenerating lateral geniculate nucleus of the rabbit

Aberrant central connections in the Siamese cat
Chair: Horace B. Barlow

Jon H. Kaas, University of Wisconsin
The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the Siamese cat

David Hubel, Harvard Medical School
The organization of visual cortex in the Siamese cat

Max Cynader & Nancy Berman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Comparison of receptive-field organization of the superior colliculus in Siamese and normal cats

Modifications of central connections
Chair: Jerome Lettvin

J. Pettigrew & Horace Barlow, University of California
Short term and long term changes in the properties of binocular neurons in the visual cortex of young kittens

Torsten N. Wiesel, Harvard Medical School
Effects of deprivation on the development of the cat visual cortex

Leo Ganz, Stanford University
Behavioral and neurophysiological analysis of perception in the visually deprived cat

Colin Blakemore, University of Cambridge, England
Genetic and environmental influences on the development of coding properties in the visual cortex

Helmut V. B. Hirsch, Johns Hopkins University
Modification of receptive field characteristics of neurons in the cat's visual cortex: a critical analysis

Robert Shlaer, Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital
Activity-determined connections in the visual cortex of the cat

Neuronal specificity
Chair: W. Maxwell Cowan

John G. Nicholls, Harvard Medical School
Regeneration and changes in synaptic transmission between individual nerve cells in the central nervous system of the leech

A. A. Moscona, University of Chicago
Some aspects of the differentiation of embryonic neural cells

W. Maxwell Cowan, Washington University School of Medicine
On the significance of temporal factors in the genesis of neural connections

Organizing Committee:
W. Maxwell Cowan
Torsten Wiesel
John Lott Brown