Development of Receptive Field Properties
The physiological properties of most cells in the visual system develop for a period of time after birth. The connections of many cells are not completely formed when the eyes open, and the visual performance of all higher mammals is initially uncertain and groping. Only with use can one analyze the visual image fully and respond to it. There is clearly a learning process occurring. The key questions are: which properties develop, where in the visual system does the development occur, and when does it happen?
KeywordsVisual Cortex Receptive Field Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Orientation Selectivity Receptive Field Size
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