Lecture 12 - Plasticity _1-1

Lecture 12 - Plasticity _1-1 - Early Research on Neural...

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Early Research on Neural Plasticity Hebb (1947): - Took rats home with him, raised them in a closet with toys, social interaction, etc. - When returned to lab, were better at solving a variety of learning tasks - Later (1949) developed a model of neural plasticity that remains the most influential Rosenzweig & Bennet (50’s, 60’s): - Raising rats in complex enviroments increases a variety of measures of neural complexity - Originally, “Brain anatomy was disregarded, since we had inherited the dogma of absolute stability of the brain”
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Hirsch, 1972 “Environmental Surgery”: Raised cats with “occluders” projecting only vertical lines to one eye and horizontal lines to other eye. Effects on Behavior: - Very good at discriminating vertical lines with vertical eye, and horizontal lines with horizontal eye, but NOT vice-versa - The way you perceive the world is, at least partially, determined by what it is that you have seen! Effects on Physiology:
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Lecture 12 - Plasticity _1-1 - Early Research on Neural...

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