Extraretinal Factors Controlling the Development of Neuronal Selectivity

  • Michel Imbert
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)


A fundamental problem for developmental psychobiology resides in knowing the degree to which individual experience participates in the formation of the brain, and to what extent it affects perception in the adult. Dealing with such questions leads us to identify what in the development of the nervous system is brought about by the expression of the genetic program, and what is acquired by interaction with the environment.


Trigeminal Nerve Visual Experience Primary Visual Cortex Ocular Dominance Orientation Selectivity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Imbert
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  1. 1.Laboratoire des Neurosciences de la VisionUniversité Pierre et Marie CurieParis Cedex 05France

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