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Early retinal activity and visual circuit development.

Authors
  • Del Rio, Tony1
  • Feller, Marla B
  • 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
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 19, 2006
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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