Response dynamics for eCRF stimuli matched in orientation to the CRF grating were split into those that were in-phase and anti-phase with the central grating, and averaged across neurons. (A) At the smallest spatial extent (0.5 x eCRF), which evokes early response facilitation, simple cells showed an increased response to in-phase eCRF stimuli (in-phase responses shown in black, anti-phase in red), presumably because of added integration within the CRF. (B) At the same scale, complex cells showed no such phase dependence. (C, D) At the large 1 x eCRF border scale, simple cells showed a slight phase dependence, whereas complex cells showed none. Suppression strength was only moderate, as the result in part of averaging over neurons with different peak times of suppression. (E, F) Traces at 1 x eCRF scale as in panels (C, D) but aligned to the time of peak suppression in individual neurons before averaging. It is clear that there is no phase-dependent suppression. (G, H) Traces at 2 x eCRF scale, aligned to the time of peak suppression. Suppression at greater extents also shows no phase-dependence.