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Plasticity in Sensory Systems

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Jennifer Steeves, Laurence R. Harris, Hans Op De Beeck, Danielle Salomonczyk, Erin Cressman, Denise Henriques, Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo, Herbert C. Goltz, Agnes Wong, Daphne Maurer, Terri Lewis, Krista Kelly, Stefania Moro, Oliver Collignon, Guila Dormal, Franco Lepore, Josef Rauschecker, Robert Hess, Benjamin Thompson, Susan Barry, Carolin Gall, Bernhard Sabel, Shachar Maidenbaum, Amir Amedi
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  • Date Published: December 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107022621

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  • Plasticity is a fundamental property of neural development and learning in living organisms. It also contributes to problems associated with aging and degenerative processes. Understanding neural plasticity has huge implications for those seeking to recover from brain injury or sensory deprivation and regular folk vying to improve their skills and ability. Centered on three themes, this book explores the latest research in plasticity in sensory systems, with a focus primarily on visual and auditory systems. It covers a breadth of recent scientific study within the field including research on healthy systems and diseased models of sensory processing. Topics include visual and visuomotor learning, models of how the brain codes visual information, sensory adaptations in vision and hearing as a result of partial or complete visual loss in childhood, plasticity in the adult visual system, and plasticity across the senses, as well as new techniques in vision recovery, rehabilitation, and sensory substitution of other senses when one sense is lost. This unique edited volume, the fruit of an International Conference on Plastic Vision held at York University, Toronto, will provide students and scientists with an overview of the ongoing research related to sensory plasticity and perspectives on the direction of future work in the field.

    • The most comprehensive book on visual plasticity available
    • Presents a unique combination of basic science and clinical approaches to plasticity
    • Reviews topics from translation of basic science to clinical rehabilitation
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    • Date Published: December 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107022621
    • length: 286 pages
    • dimensions: 241 x 160 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 62 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Plasticity in sensory systems Jennifer Steeves and Laurence R. Harris
    Part I. Visual and Visuomotor Plasticity:
    2. The distributed nature of visual object learning Hans Op De Beeck
    3. Motor adaptation and proprioceptive recalibration Danielle Salomonczyk, Erin Cressman and Denise Henriques
    4. Deficits and adaptation of eye-hand coordination during visually guided reaching movements in people with amblyopia Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo, Herbert C. Goltz and Agnes Wong
    Part II. Plasticity in Childhood from Abnormal Early Visual Experience and Blindness:
    5. Human visual plasticity: lessons from children treated for congenital cataracts Daphne Maurer and Terri Lewis
    6. Living with one eye: plasticity in visual and auditory systems Krista Kelly, Stefania Moro and Jennifer Steeves
    7. Building the brain in the dark: functional and specific crossmodal reorganization in the occipital cortex of blind individuals Oliver Collignon, Guila Dormal and Franco Lepore
    8. Crossmodal plasticity in early blindness Josef Rauschecker
    Part III. Plasticity in Adulthood and Vision Rehabilitation:
    9. Visual plasticity of the adult brain Robert Hess and Benjamin Thompson
    10. Beyond the critical period: acquiring stereopsis in adulthood Susan Barry
    11. Plasticity and restoration after visual system damage: clinical applications of the 'residual vision activation theory' Carolin Gall and Bernhard Sabel
    12. Applying plasticity to visual rehabilitation in adulthood Shachar Maidenbaum and Amir Amedi.

  • Editors

    Jennifer K. E. Steeves, York University, Toronto
    Jennifer K. E. Steeves is Associate Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto. She is a cognitive neuroscientist who works in the area of sensory plasticity.

    Laurence R. Harris, York University, Toronto
    Laurence R. Harris is Professor of Psychology at York University, Toronto and Director of the Centre for Vision Research at York University. He is a neuroscientist with a background in sensory processes.

    Contributors

    Jennifer Steeves, Laurence R. Harris, Hans Op De Beeck, Danielle Salomonczyk, Erin Cressman, Denise Henriques, Ewa Niechwiej-Szwedo, Herbert C. Goltz, Agnes Wong, Daphne Maurer, Terri Lewis, Krista Kelly, Stefania Moro, Oliver Collignon, Guila Dormal, Franco Lepore, Josef Rauschecker, Robert Hess, Benjamin Thompson, Susan Barry, Carolin Gall, Bernhard Sabel, Shachar Maidenbaum, Amir Amedi

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