Development of stereopsis and cortical binocularity in human infants: electrophysiological evidence

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Science  18 Sep 1981:
Vol. 213, Issue 4514, pp. 1402-1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.7268443


Dynamic random-dot stereograms and correlograms were used to elicit visually evoked brain potentials from human infants, and these potentials were compared with potentials evoked by classical checkerboard pattern reversal. The results indicate that infants begin to produce stereoscopically evoked potentials at the age of 10 to 19 weeks, several weeks after showing classical checkerboard-evoked potentials, and suggest that the onset of cortical binocularity precedes stereopsis.