Effects of NMDA antagonists on developmental plasticity in kitten visual cortex.

@article{Rauschecker1990EffectsON,
  title={Effects of NMDA antagonists on developmental plasticity in kitten visual cortex.},
  author={Josef P. Rauschecker and Ulrich Egert and Albrecht H Kossel},
  journal={International journal of developmental neuroscience : the official journal of the International Society for Developmental Neuroscience},
  year={1990},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={425-35}
}
The existence of Hebb synapses in the visual cortex of young kittens has long been postulated. A mechanism for the correlation of activity in simultaneously active pre- and postsynaptic neurons could be provided by the properties of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor and its associated Ca2+ channel, which opens in a transmitter- and voltage-dependent manner. We have studied the effects on cortical plasticity of blocking NMDA receptors in different ways with competitive and non-competitive… CONTINUE READING

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