Stability, plasticity and specificity in the adult brain

Research report (imported) 2016 - Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology

Authors
Bonhoeffer, Tobias
Departments
Abteilung Synapsen - Schaltkreise - Plastizität
DOI
Summary

The brain performs its computations based on information from the sensory organs. If this input changes, for instance after an injury, the brain has the ability to adapt. Ideally, after the disturbance has passed, the brain`s processing returns to normal state. Recent studies show that not only the general processing capabilities but also the detailed neural circuits return to their original state. In addition, the work also demonstrates that new neurons can be functionally integrated - even in the adult brain.

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