Connecting the dots

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When studying the plasticity of the human visual brain, neuroscientists have always emphasized the study of the receptive field properties of neurons. In a review and opinion paper in the journal “Neural Plasticity”, Joana Carvalho and co-authors argue there are many good reasons to shift our focus towards studying intracortical connections, using techniques such as connective field modeling. Want to know more? You can find the paper here.

Modelled signal and projection on the cortical surface of a cortico cortical receptive (connective) field in the human brain.