1. Latencies decrease with age in the nonlagged population. This trend is not evident in the entire population because immature nonlagged cells overlap in latency with lagged cells.
  2. Lagged cells develop stronger inhibition late in postnatal development, giving them their characteristic absolute phase lag.
  3. ON/OFF cells may exist in the A-layers of kittens. It is often difficult to tell whether cells are lagged ON (OFF) or nonlagged OFF (ON) as well.
  4. Despite the difficulties in classifying cells, some neurons are clearly lagged or nonlagged even in 5 week old kittens. Relatively mature cells exist early in development, but are much less common.
  5. Predictions from these data are that cortical direction selectivity:

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