Electronic Theses and Dissertations Uc San Diego Title: a Novel Critical Period for Inhibitory Plasticity in Rat Somatosensory Cortex a Novel Critical Period for Inhibitory Plasticity in Rat Somatosensory Cortex Table of Contents

Abstract

The cerebral cortex encodes sensory information with astonishing precision, but it is also confronted with the impressive task of reworking and rewiring its physiology in the face of a changing environment. Hubel and Weisel first characterized the impact of sensory deprivation on the development of cortical response properties, but there is still much we do… (More)

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