Inhibitory Circuits that Control Critical Period Plasticity in Developing Visual Cortex
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In the visual system, input from the two eyes is typically well balanced, but occluding one during a brief time in early life can permanently rewire the brain in favor of the other. We have found this sensitivity to emerge upon maturation of a particular class of inhibitory connection within neocortex, identifying a mechanism that triggers the “critical period” for plasticity .
Key wordsCritical period GABA Ocular dominance
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