Development, critical period plasticity, and adult reorganizations of mammalian somatosensory systems

Dennis D.M. O'Leary, Naomi L. Ruff, Richard H. Dyck

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Abstract

This review covers recent progress in three major areas of investigation in somatosensory systems: development, developmental plasticity and functional reorganization. Important findings relate to the development of periphery-related patterning in thalamic afferents to somatosensory cortex, the controversial role of neural activity in the development and plasticity of periphery-related afferent patterning in the brainstem and cortex, experience-dependent reorganizations in adult somatosensory cortex, and the locus of these changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-544
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent opinion in neurobiology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

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Funding Information:
The authors’ work is supported in part by NIH grant NS 31558. NL Kuff is supported by a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Yredoctoral Fellowship and KH Dyck by an MI\C of Canada fellowship.

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