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Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
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Leo M. Chalupa, Nicoletta Berardi, Matteo Caleo, Lucia Galli-Resta, and Tommaso Pizzorusso

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015233

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.001.0001

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Cortex under Construction: Visual Experience and the Development of Direction Selectivity

Cortex under Construction: Visual Experience and the Development of Direction Selectivity

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(p.151) 13 Cortex under Construction: Visual Experience and the Development of Direction Selectivity
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Cerebral Plasticity
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Li Ye

Van Hooser Stephen D.

White Leonard E.

Fitzpatrick David

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0013

This chapter outlines recent studies of a functional map in the visual cortex that has received far less attention than the more familiar maps of ocular dominance and orientation preference: the map of direction preference. It presents strong evidence that visual experience increases the magnitude of direction selectivity. This chapter shows the power of motion energy to promote the maturation of neural circuits in the visual cortex and to constrain their emergent tuning preferences. It suggests that sensory stimulation structured in both space and time can have remarkably selective effects in promoting the construction of neural circuits that acquire tuning preferences for the pattern of stimulation.

Keywords:   visual cortex, direction preference, visual experience, direction selectivity, neural circuits, tuning preferences, sensory stimulation

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