Journal article

POSSIBLE PLASTICITY IN RAT SUPERIOR COLLICULUS

TR VIDYASAGAR

Nature | MACMILLAN MAGAZINES LTD | Published : 1978

Abstract

THE potential for plasticity of the developing mammalian visual system has been the subject of several investigations . I have now explored the plastic relationship between different sensory modalities. The rodent superior colliculus was chosen as the model as it receives overlapping visual, somatic and auditory inputs . Electrophysiological comparison of dark-reared and normal rats suggests that the rat's superior colliculus is susceptible to effects of sensory deprivation during its postnatal development. © 1978 Nature Publishing Group. 1,2 3,4