Development of the Visual Pathways : Effects of Neural Activity

  title={Development of the Visual Pathways : Effects of Neural Activity},
  author={Carsten D. Hohnke and Mriganka Sur},
Very early in the development of neural connections in the brain, axons find their targets without the aid of neural activity. In subsequent stages of development, however, neural activity plays an important role. The visual pathway has provided important clues to the role of activity in brain development. The development of the precise point-to-point connections that underlie a functionally normal visual system requires patterned neural activity that in some cases is generated by the nervous… CONTINUE READING


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