Plasticity in the Visual System

From Genes to Circuits

  • Raphael Pinaud
  • Liisa A. Tremere
  • Peter De Weerd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Perception of motion, depth, and form

    1. Peter De Weerd, Raphael Pinaud, Liisa A. Tremere
      Pages 1-10
  3. Retinal and Thalamic Plasticity

  4. Cortical Plasticity

  5. Theoretical Considerations

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 357-364

About this book


Plasticity is the basis for learning, memory formation and cognition, and the adaptability it affords is essential for normal day-to-day functioning. Many diseases of brain functioning can be described as, or affect, plasticity mechanisms. The goal of Plasticity in the Visual System: From Genes to Circuits is to assemble and integrate the various levels of analysis required to approach a more complete picture of plasticity in the visual system. Researchers with backgrounds varying from systems neuroscience to molecular biology present a coherent picture of visual system plasticity, in which an array of genetic and molecular processes becomes linked with changes in neuronal connectivity, physiological changes, and ultimately, learning behavior. Because of its interdisciplinary view on plasticity, this book will appeal to the wide neuroscience community.

Plasticity in the Visual System: From Genes to Circuits will advance discussion in a wide range of fields, including molecular, cellular and systems neuroscience, perceptual psychology, computational modeling and will be of use in graduate level courses and seminars in these areas.


Cortex gene expression genes molecular biology neural mechanisms neurophysiology perception physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Raphael Pinaud
    • 1
  • Liisa A. Tremere
    • 1
  • Peter De Weerd
    • 2
  1. 1.OHSUUSA
  2. 2.University of MaastrichtThe Netherlands

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