Sensory experience and cortical rewiring.

  title={Sensory experience and cortical rewiring.},
  author={Samuel J. Barnes and Gerald T. Finnerty},
  journal={The Neuroscientist : a review journal bringing neurobiology, neurology and psychiatry},
  volume={16 2},
Adult primary sensory cortex is not hard wired, but adapts to sensory experience. The cellular basis for cortical plasticity involves a combination of functional and structural changes in cortical neurons and the connections between them. Functional changes such as synaptic strengthening have been the focus of many investigations. However, structural modifications to the connections between neurons play an important role in cortical plasticity. In this review, the authors focus on structural… CONTINUE READING


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