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Critical Periods in Vision: Why my Friend Was Wearing an Eyepatch.

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Kaelyn Brown,

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, US
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Julien Grimaud

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA & Sup'Biotech Research Department, Villejuif, France, US
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Abstract

Our brain is plastic: it changes and adapts in response to our environment. While some circuits in our brain remain plastic during our whole life, others are capable of plasticity only at a certain age, and for a limited amount of time. These confined periods of intense development are called critical periods. Through the example of the visual system, we will explore the concept of critical periods in the brain, how they were discovered, what causes them, and how they contribute to the brain development in health and pathology.
How to Cite: Brown, K. and Grimaud, J., 2021. Critical Periods in Vision: Why my Friend Was Wearing an Eyepatch.. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 13(1), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.7710/2168-0620.0321
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Published on 18 May 2021.
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