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Development and Plasticity in the Postnatal Mouse Retina

  • David R. Copenhagen
  • Ning Tian
Conference paper
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Part of the Keio University International Symposia for Life Sciences and Medicine book series (KEIO, volume 11)

Abstract

It has been commonly assumed that the retina has reached a nearly fully functional state by the time of eye opening. Further postnatal maturational refinement of visual function is thought to take place in higher visual areas. Moreover, the well-documented sensitivity of the visual system to visual deprivation is thought to involve exclusively reorganization of synaptic connectivity in the higher visual centers.

Key words

Plasticity Development Mouse 

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David R. Copenhagen
    • 1
  • Ning Tian
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Ophthalmology and PhysiologyUCSF School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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