Early visual experience prevents but cannot reverse deprivation-induced loss of refinement in adult superior colliculus.

@article{Carrasco2006EarlyVE,
  title={Early visual experience prevents but cannot reverse deprivation-induced loss of refinement in adult superior colliculus.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Magdalena Carrasco and Sarah L. Pallas},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={845-52}
}
The role of sensory experience in the development and plasticity of the visual system has been widely studied. It has generally been reported that once animals reach adulthood, experience-dependent visual plasticity is reduced. We have found that visual experience is not needed for the refinement of receptive fields (RFs) in the superior colliculus (SC) but instead is necessary to maintain them in adulthood (Carrasco et al., 2005). Without light exposure, RFs in SC of hamsters refine by… CONTINUE READING