Neural Plasticity

Visual Plasticity in Adults


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1Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China

2University of California, Los Angeles, USA

3McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Visual Plasticity in Adults

Description

The pioneering work of Hubel and Wiesel established the concept of a critical period for visual development early in life during which sensory experience is essential to normal neural development. Although this is a fundamental concept in neurobiology, it is also now recognized that some limited plasticity remains after this period well into adulthood. During recent decades, numerous studies have shown that a range of visual functions in adult subjects can be modified as a result of intensive training (i.e., perceptual learning), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), visual deprivation, visual adaptation, and so on. Some of these techniques have been used for clinical therapies, such as the treatment of adult amblyopia.

This special issue aims to provide a platform to systematically update novel findings for visual plasticity in adults from the molecular and cellular level to the whole brain network, from animals to humans. Any research articles as well as review articles relating to visual plasticity in adults are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Visual perceptual learning in adults
  • Short-term visual deprivation in adults
  • The effect of TMS/tDCS on visual perception in adults
  • The effect of visual adaption in adults
  • New techniques to modulate visual plasticity in adults
  • The underlying mechanism in modulating visual functions in adults, including behavior models, neural response changes, and brain activity modifications
  • The role of visual plasticity in recovering visual deficits

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8469580
  • - Editorial

Visual Plasticity in Adults

Jiawei Zhou | Zili Liu | ... | Fang Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9438072
  • - Research Article

Sensory Eye Dominance in Treated Anisometropic Amblyopia

Yao Chen | Jiafeng Wang | ... | Lixia Feng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9807512
  • - Research Article

Thalamocortical Connectivity and Microstructural Changes in Congenital and Late Blindness

N. H. Reislev | T. B. Dyrby | ... | R. Kupers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4780876
  • - Research Article

Aerobic Exercise Effects on Ocular Dominance Plasticity with a Phase Combination Task in Human Adults

Jiawei Zhou | Alexandre Reynaud | Robert F. Hess
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1432037
  • - Research Article

Effect of Illumination on Ocular Status Modifications Induced by Short-Term 3D TV Viewing

Yuanyuan Chen | Yuwen Wang | ... | Hao Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3478742
  • - Research Article

The Impact of Feedback on the Different Time Courses of Multisensory Temporal Recalibration

Matthew A. De Niear | Jean-Paul Noel | Mark T. Wallace
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6724631
  • - Research Article

Short-Term Monocular Deprivation Enhances Physiological Pupillary Oscillations

Paola Binda | Claudia Lunghi
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