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Correlation of Pre- and Postsynaptic Activities: Its Role in Visual Cortical Plasticity

  • D. Shulz
  • Y. Frégnac
  • S. Thorpe
  • E. Bienenstock
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 28)

Abstract

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).

Keywords

Receptive Field Orientation Preference Functional Modification Temporal Correlation Neuronal Firing 
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References

  1. Hebb, K.O., 1949, The Organization of Behaviour, N.Y.: John Wiley and Sons.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Shulz
    • 1
  • Y. Frégnac
    • 1
  • S. Thorpe
    • 1
  • E. Bienenstock
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Neurobiologie du DéveloppementUniv. Paris XIOrsay CedexFrance

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