Early Cross-modal Plasticity in Adults

@article{Verde2017EarlyCP,
  title={Early Cross-modal Plasticity in Adults},
  author={Luca Lo Verde and Maria Concetta Morrone and Claudia Lunghi},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={29},
  pages={520-529}
}
It is known that, after a prolonged period of visual deprivation, the adult visual cortex can be recruited for nonvisual processing, reflecting cross-modal plasticity. Here, we investigated whether cross-modal plasticity can occur at short timescales in the typical adult brain by comparing the interaction between vision and touch during binocular rivalry before and after a brief period of monocular deprivation, which strongly alters ocular balance favoring the deprived eye. While viewing… CONTINUE READING