Development and plasticity of cortical areas and networks

  title={Development and plasticity of cortical areas and networks},
  author={M. Sur and C. Leamey},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • M. Sur, C. Leamey
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • The development of cortical layers, areas and networks is mediated by a combination of factors that are present in the cortex and are influenced by thalamic input. Electrical activity of thalamocortical afferents has a progressive role in shaping cortex. For early thalamic innervation and patterning, the presence of activity might be sufficient; for features that develop later, such as intracortical networks that mediate emergent responses of cortex, the spatiotemporal pattern of activity often… CONTINUE READING
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