retinotopic map

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An inverted topographic map of the object or scene being viewed with the eyes, with neighbouring cells having receptive fields close together, in the lateral geniculate nucleus or in the primary visual cortex where the neurons are stacked vertically in ocular-dominance columns and orientation columns. [Probably from Latin rete a net + Greek topos a place + -ikos of, relating to, or resembling]

Subjects: Psychology.

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