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The primary visual cortex

Let's talk about if learning plays an important role.

In this step, we will focus on V1, which is the first stop of the visual cortex. Follow our steps, and find out: were we born to see, or we have learned to see?

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  1. Cengage Learning
  2. Cengage Learning 2014
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  4. Nature, from Blakemore, C., & Cooper, G, G., Development of the brain depends on the visual environment, 228, 477-478.
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Seeing: How the Brain Creates the Visual World

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