Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new study challenges this belief, Medical News Today reports.
The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that human vision develops until midlife. A team of researchers led by Kathryn Murphy, a professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, examined the evolution of the primary visual cortex in the human brain, analyzing the postmortem brain tissue of 30 people, ranging in age from 20 days to 80 years.
Until now, the accepted view has been that in humans, the maturation of the primary visual cortex is completed in the first few years of life.
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