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Cluster of cells found in each hypercolumn of the primary visual cortex (V1), which are, in most instances, colour-opponent but insensitive to orientation, shape or movement. They are about 0.2 mm in diameter and separated by an area about 0.5 mm wide called 'interblob'. The reason why these cells are called blobs is because they are easily revealed when stained with the enzyme cytochrome oxidase, as these cells derive energy from the oxidase metabolism, whereas the interblobs stain very lightly. See cortical column; hypercolumn.
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The rest three reference points, x, [y.sub.1], and [y.sub.2], have their own geometric characteristics; the angle between segments O[y.sub.1] and Ox equals the angle between O[y.sub.2] and Ox, which is both [[alpha].sub.0] as shown in Figure 6; besides, these two angles are bigger than angle at formed by any other two blobs toward origin O; based on these, x, [y.sub.1], and [y.sub.2] are determined in this paper by finding angle [[alpha].sub.0].
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