Concepts of Plasticity
The fundamental question that many scientists in the field of visual development are tackling today is: what are the mechanisms that underlie plasticity in the visual cortex? How can the system adapt to abnormalities in the visual environment, and readapt when the abnormality is corrected? How do infants and children have this capability, and why do adults lack it?
KeywordsVisual Cortex Electrical Activity Critical Period Presynaptic Terminal Ocular Dominance
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