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Response plasticity of lateral geniculate neurons during and after pairing of auditory and visual stimuli

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Science  17 Oct 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4211, pp. 290-292
DOI: 10.1126/science.1179212

Abstract

Neurons of the lateral geniculate nucleus, responsive only to visual stimulation, show response plasticity during and after pairing of auditory and visual stimuli. Modal response histograms reveal a gradual decrement in the number of spikes at interstimulus pairing intervals of 0 and 100 milliseconds but not 500 milliseconds. This plasticity effect, limited to tonic units, may persist for 2 to 3 minutes after termination of click-flash pairing.