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Clinical evidence for the onset of the sensitive period in infancy.
  1. J. S. Elston and
  2. C. Timms
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital for Sick Children, London.

    Abstract

    Seven neonates had a IIIrd or VIth nerve palsy or afferent visual pathway pathology at birth. These abnormalities resolved within 6 weeks and the children have developed normal visual acuity, motor fusion, and stereopsis. We conclude that there is a latent period of 6 weeks before the onset of the sensitive period.

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