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Retinal waves of spontaneous activity in the retina occur before photoreceptors develop.
They are thought to be involved in setting up the spatial organization of the visual pathway.⇒
LGN and V4 have distinct layers for each eye.⇒
The distinct layers for each eye in LGN and V4 only arise after the initial projections from the retina are made, but, in higher mammals, before birth.⇒
Most neurons in the visual cortex (except v4) are binocular.
Usually, input from one eye is dominant, however.⇒
The distribution of monocular dominance in visual cortex neurons is drastically affected by monocular stimulus deprivation during early development.⇒