Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cerebral PlasticityNew Perspectives$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 10 December 2017

Is Half a Loaf Worse than No Bread?: The Role of Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Neuronal Activity in the Development of the Visual System

Is Half a Loaf Worse than No Bread?: The Role of Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Neuronal Activity in the Development of the Visual System

Chapter:
(p.63) 6 Is Half a Loaf Worse than No Bread?: The Role of Normal and Abnormal Patterns of Neuronal Activity in the Development of the Visual System
Source:
Cerebral Plasticity
Author(s):

Barbara Chapman

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015233.003.0006

This chapter explains the importance of normal and abnormal patterns of neuronal activity in the development of the visual system. It reveals that altering cause patterns of retinal activity can disrupt the normal development and/or the maintenance of eye-specific connections. It shows that altered patterns of activity can drive plasticity of segregation in the cortex. This chapter suggests the development of orientation and direction selectivity offer the best evidence in favor of an instructive role for activity in the development of specific connections in the visual system.

Keywords:   neuronal activity, visual system, retinal activity, plasticity, cortex, segregation

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.