The formation of cooperative cell assemblies in the visual cortex.

  • Wolf Singer
  • Published 1990 in The Journal of experimental biology


During a critical period of postnatal development of the mammalian visual cortex, synaptic connections are susceptible to use-dependent modifications. Synaptic connections strengthen if pre- and postsynaptic elements are active simultaneously and postsynaptic depolarization is sufficient to allow for the activation of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor… (More)


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