Article Text

Download PDFPDF

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.


    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.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles

    • Research Article
      J. Lee