Adult deafness induces somatosensory conversion of ferret auditory cortex.

@article{Allman2009AdultDI,
  title={Adult deafness induces somatosensory conversion of ferret auditory cortex.},
  author={Brian L Allman and Leslie P. Keniston and M. Alex Meredith},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 14},
  pages={
          5925-30
        }
}
In response to early or developmental lesions, responsiveness of sensory cortex can be converted from the deprived modality to that of the remaining sensory systems. However, little is known about capacity of the adult cortex for cross-modal reorganization. The present study examined the auditory cortices of animals deafened as adults, and observed an extensive somatosensory conversion within as little as 16 days after deafening. These results demonstrate that cortical cross-modal… CONTINUE READING

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