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Early retinal activity and visual circuit development.

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Neurobiology Section 0357, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 3125A Pacific Hall, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California 92093, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuron
0896-6273
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
52
Issue
2
Pages
221–222
Identifiers
PMID: 17046683
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Does spontaneous retinal activity prior to vision play a role in the establishment of visual maps? In this issue of Neuron, two separate papers by Huberman et al. and Hooks and Chen demonstrate a role for early spontaneous retinal activity in the establishment of ocular dominance columns and synaptic refinement at retinogeniculate synapses.

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