Stripes the fashion for vision


In a nutshell: Cells in the visual cortex are organised in a “pinwheel” formation that is altered by visual experience during development — including exposure to stripes, according to this finding. This helps understand disorders where visual input is disrupted, such as misaligned eyes.

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Stripes the fashion for vision

Hughes, N. J., Hunt, J. J., Cloherty, S. L., Ibbotson, M. R., Sengpiel, F., & Goodhill, G. J. (2014). Stripe-rearing changes multiple aspects of the structure of primary visual cortex. NeuroImage, 95, 305-319.

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