A cellular analogue of visual cortical plasticity

  title={A cellular analogue of visual cortical plasticity},
  author={Yves Fr{\'e}gnac and Daniel Shulz and Simon I. Thorpe and Elie Bienenstock},
Neuronal activity plays an important role in the development of the visual pathway. The modulation of synaptic transmission by temporal correlation between pre- and postsynaptic activity is one mechanism which could underly visual cortical plasticity1–4. We report here that functional changes in single neurons of area 17, analogous to those known to take place during epigenesis of visual cortex5,6, can be induced experimentally during the time of record? ing. This was done by a differential… CONTINUE READING