Critical period plasticity in local cortical circuits

@article{Hensch2005CriticalPP,
  title={Critical period plasticity in local cortical circuits},
  author={T. Hensch},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={877-888}
}
  • T. Hensch
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Neuronal circuits in the brain are shaped by experience during 'critical periods' in early postnatal life. In the primary visual cortex, this activity-dependent development is triggered by the functional maturation of local inhibitory connections and driven by a specific, late-developing subset of interneurons. Ultimately, the structural consolidation of competing sensory inputs is mediated by a proteolytic reorganization of the extracellular matrix that occurs only during the critical period… CONTINUE READING
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