Competition in the development of nerve connections : a review of models R 3 into adulthood (

  title={Competition in the development of nerve connections : a review of models R 3 into adulthood (},
  author={Arjen van Ooyen},
The establishment and refinement of neural circuits involve both the formation of new connections and the elimination of already existing connections. Elimination of connections occurs, for example, in the development of mononeural innervation of muscle fibres and in the formation of ocular dominance columns in the visual cortex. The process that leads to the elimination of connections is often referred to as axonal or synaptic competition. Although the notion of competition is commonly used… CONTINUE READING
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