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Cross-modal plasticity in specific auditory cortices underlies visual compensations in the deaf
When the brain is deprived of input from one sensory modality, it often compensates with supranormal performance in one or more of the intact sensory systems. In the absence of acoustic input, it hasExpand
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Developmental neuroplasticity after cochlear implantation
Cortical development is dependent on stimulus-driven learning. The absence of sensory input from birth, as occurs in congenital deafness, affects normal growth and connectivity needed to form aExpand
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The influence of a sensitive period on central auditory development in children with unilateral and bilateral cochlear implants
We examined the longitudinal development of the cortical auditory evoked potential (CAEP) in 21 children who were fitted with unilateral cochlear implants and in two children who were fitted withExpand
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Spatial resolution of cochlear implants: the electrical field and excitation of auditory afferents
This paper investigates the spatial resolution of electrical intracochlear stimulation in order to enable further refinement of cochlear implants. For this purpose electrical potential distributionsExpand
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Postnatal cortical development in congenital auditory deprivation.
The study investigates early postnatal development of local field potentials (LFPs) in the primary auditory cortex of hearing and congenitally deaf cats. In hearing cats, LFPs elicited by electricalExpand
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What's to lose and what's to learn: Development under auditory deprivation, cochlear implants and limits of cortical plasticity
Sensory and environmental manipulations affect the development of sensory systems. Higher-order auditory representations (auditory categories or "objects") evolve with experience and via top-downExpand
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Reorganization of the Connectivity of Cortical Field DZ in Congenitally Deaf Cat
Psychophysics and brain imaging studies in deaf patients have revealed a functional crossmodal reorganization that affects the remaining sensory modalities. Similarly, the congenital deaf cat (CDC)Expand
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Auditory critical periods: A review from system’s perspective
  • A. Kral
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • 5 September 2013
The article reviews evidence for sensitive periods in the sensory systems and considers their neuronal mechanisms from the viewpoint of the system's neuroscience. It reviews the essential corticalExpand
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Unimodal and cross-modal plasticity in the ‘deaf’ auditory cortex
  • A. Kral
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • International journal of audiology
  • 1 January 2007
Congenital auditory deprivation leads to deficits in the auditory cortex. The present review focuses on central aspects of auditory deprivation: development, plasticity, corticocortical interactions,Expand
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Profound deafness in childhood.
Profound hearing loss in childhood has far-reaching consequences for children and their families. Recent interdisciplinary developments such as cochlear implants are transforming outcomes andExpand
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