Isabel Benjumeda

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Classic studies have proposed that genetically encoded programs and spontaneous activity play complementary but independent roles in the development of neural circuits. Recent evidence, however, suggests that these two mechanisms could interact extensively, with spontaneous activity affecting the expression and function of guidance molecules at early(More)
In the first weeks of vertebrate postnatal life, neural networks in the visual thalamus undergo activity-dependent refinement thought to be important for the development of functional vision. This process involves pruning of synaptic connections between retinal ganglion cells and excitatory thalamic neurons that relay signals on to visual areas of the(More)
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