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OCULAR DOMINANCE PLASTICITY AND THE THALAMUS

The underdog pathway gets a boost

Nature Neurosciencevolume 20pages16551656 (2017) | Download Citation

Sommeijer et al. describe a previously unrecognized role of the thalamus: development of inhibition in the thalamus regulates ocular dominance plasticity, a form of critical-period plasticity regulation previously ascribed solely to the cortex.

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  1. Center for Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    • Brian B. Jeon
    •  & Sandra J. Kuhlman
  2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    • Brian B. Jeon
  3. Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

    • Sandra J. Kuhlman

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