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, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use.date: 21 May 2022

Vision-Dependent Plasticity at the Retinogeniculate Synapse

Vision-Dependent Plasticity at the Retinogeniculate Synapse

(p.49) 5 Vision-Dependent Plasticity at the Retinogeniculate Synapse
Cerebral Plasticity

Chinfei Chen

The MIT Press

This chapter outlines recent work examining plasticity in retinogeniculate synapses, including a work that points to a role of experience-dependent plasticity in the visual thalamus. It reveals that while the developmental stages of eye-specific layering and fine synaptic remodeling may share some mechanisms, other mechanisms are distinct. This chapter shows that the studies in the visual thalamus indicate links between retinal ganglion cell (RGC) and thalamic relay neurons. Finally, a model for retinogeniculate plasticity is proposed and analyzed.

Keywords:   retinogeniculate synapse, retinogeniculate plasticity, visual thalamus, retinal ganglion cell, thalamic relay neurons

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.