[Effect of early locomotor training on evoked potentials and the structural organization of the visual cortex dendrites of rats in ontogeny].

Abstract

Obtained data witness to the fact that increased proprioceptive afferentation influenced by rat running in tretbun during 3-6 months beginning from 1 month age arouses statistically true decrease of latencies, as well as excitation reduction cycles of initial responses of visual cortex on light-flash pairings. Increase of functional activity is registrated better on indices of excitation-reduction cycles, than on latencies of initial responses. Functional reorganization of rat visual cortex correlates with density changes of impregnated dendritic spines. It has been morphologically established that already 3 month-motor training results in statistically true density increase of dendritic spines on neurons of layers II+III and layer V complex. This can be interpreted as indication of increase of afferent flow to neurons of superior and inferior layers of visual cortex.

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@article{Shimko1980EffectOE, title={[Effect of early locomotor training on evoked potentials and the structural organization of the visual cortex dendrites of rats in ontogeny].}, author={I. A. Shimko and Ekaterina N Popova}, journal={Zhurnal evoliutsionnoĭ biokhimii i fiziologii}, year={1980}, volume={16 6}, pages={580-6} }