Correlation of Pre- and Postsynaptic Activities: Its Role in Visual Cortical Plasticity
Functional modifications of visual cortical neurons take place during a critical period of postnatal development. A plausible mechanism accounting for this cortical plasticity is that the efficiency of transmission of a given synapse will increase if the temporal correlation between pre- and post-synaptic activity is high (Hebb, 1949).
KeywordsReceptive Field Orientation Preference Functional Modification Temporal Correlation Neuronal Firing
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