Brain Byte

Carla Shatz

  • Published8 Dec 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Neuroscientist Carla Shatz discovered how the prenatal brain hones its visual circuits before the eyes ever see the world.

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