Show Reference: "Multisensory plasticity in adulthood: cross-modal experience enhances neuronal excitability and exposes silent inputs"

Multisensory plasticity in adulthood: cross-modal experience enhances neuronal excitability and exposes silent inputs Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 109, No. 2. (15 January 2013), pp. 464-474, doi:10.1152/jn.00739.2012 by Liping Yu, Benjamin A. Rowland, Jinghong Xu, Barry E. Stein
@article{rowland-et-al-2003,
    abstract = {Multisensory superior colliculus neurons in cats were found to retain substantial plasticity to short-term, site-specific experience with cross-modal stimuli well into adulthood. Following cross-modal exposure trials, these neurons substantially increased their sensitivity to the cross-modal stimulus configuration as well as to its individual component stimuli. In many cases, the exposure experience also revealed a previously ineffective or  ” silent” input channel, rendering it overtly responsive. These experience-induced changes required relatively few exposure trials and could be retained for more than 1 h. However, their induction was generally restricted to experience with cross-modal stimuli. Only rarely were they induced by exposure to a modality-specific stimulus and were never induced by stimulating a previously ineffective input channel. This short-term plasticity likely provides substantial benefits to the organism in dealing with ongoing and sequential events that take place at a given location in space and may reflect the ability of multisensory superior colliculus neurons to rapidly alter their response properties to accommodate to changes in environmental challenges and event probabilities.},
    author = {Yu, Liping and Rowland, Benjamin A. and Xu, Jinghong and Stein, Barry E.},
    day = {15},
    doi = {10.1152/jn.00739.2012},
    issn = {1522-1598},
    journal = {Journal of Neurophysiology},
    keywords = {development, multisensory-integration, sc},
    month = jan,
    number = {2},
    pages = {464--474},
    pmid = {23114212},
    posted-at = {2013-11-04 09:04:18},
    priority = {2},
    publisher = {American Physiological Society},
    title = {Multisensory plasticity in adulthood: cross-modal experience enhances neuronal excitability and exposes silent inputs},
    url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jn.00739.2012},
    volume = {109},
    year = {2013}
}

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