Highly Cited Neuroscience Studies of Cortical Plasticity

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Somatosensory cortical map changes following digit amputation in adult monkeys - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
MM Merzenich, RJ Nelson, MP Stryker, MS Cynader, A … - The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 1984 - doi.wiley.com
Cited by 382 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Plasticity in the frequency representation of primary auditory cortex following discrimination training in adult owl monkeys - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
GH Recanzone, CE Schreiner, MM Merzenich - Journal of Neuroscience, 1993 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 363 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Plasticity of ocular dominance columns in monkey striate cortex. - group of 2 »
DH Hubel, TN Wiesel, S LeVay - Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 1977 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 357 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog - Library Search

Functional reorganization of primary somatosensory cortex in adult owl monkeys after behaviorally controlled tactile stimulation - group of 3 »
WM Jenkins, MM Merzenich, MT Ochs, T Allard, E … - Journal of Neurophysiology, 1990 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 338 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

 

Cortical map reorganization enabled by nucleus basalis activity. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
MP Kilgard, MM Merzenich - Science, 1998 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 334 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Topographic reorganization of the hand representation in cortical area 3b owl monkeys trained in a frequency-discrimination task - group of 3 »
GH Recanzone, MM Merzenich, WM Jenkins, KA Grajski … - Journal of Neurophysiology, 1992 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 309 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

Long-term in vivo imaging of experience-dependent synaptic plasticity in adult cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 25 »
JT Trachtenberg, BE Chen, GW Knott, G Feng, JR … - Nature, 2002 - nature.com
Cited by 264 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

Modulation of visual cortical plasticity by acetylcholine and noradrenaline - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
MF Bear, W Singer - Nature, 1986 - nature.com
Cited by 253 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

 

Receptive field dynamics in adult primary visual cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
CD Gilbert, TN Wiesel - Nature, 1992 - nature.com
Cited by 250 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

 

Topographic reorganization of somatosensory cortical areas 3b and 1 in adult monkeys following restricted deafferentation - Get It! UTDallas
MM Merzenich, JH Kaas, J Wall, RJ Nelson, M Sur, D … - Neuroscience, 1983 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 240 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

 

Dependence of cortical plasticity on correlated activity of single neurons and on behavioral context - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
E Ahissar, E Vaadia, M Ahissar, H Bergman, A … - Science, 1992 - sciencemag.org
Cited by 204 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Temporally Structured Replay of Awake Hippocampal Ensemble Activity during Rapid Eye Movement Sleep - Get It! UTDallas - group of 14 »
K Louie, MA Wilson - Neuron, 2001 - Elsevier
Cited by 197 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

 

Blockade of "NMDA" receptors disrupts experience-dependent plasticity of kitten striate cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
A Kleinschmidt, MF Bear, W Singer - Science, 1987 - sciencemag.org
Cited by 191 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Progression of change following median nerve section in the cortical representation of the hand in … - Get It! UTDallas - group of 2 »
… Merzenich, JH Kaas, JT Wall, M Sur, RJ Nelson, DJ … - Neuroscience, 1983 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 183 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

 

Plasticity of frequency organization in auditory cortex of guinea pigs with partial unilateral deafness - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
D Robertson, DRF Irvine - The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 1989 - doi.wiley.com
Cited by 165 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Reorganization of movement representations in primary motor cortex following focal ischemic infarcts in adult squirrel monkeys  - group of 4 »
RJ Nudo, GW Milliken - Journal of Neurophysiology, 1996 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 173 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

Topographic reorganization in the striate cortex of the adult cat and monkey is cortically mediated - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
C Darian-Smith, CD Gilbert - Journal of Neuroscience, 1995 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 150 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

A critical period for experience-dependent synaptic plasticity in rat barrel cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
K Fox - Journal of Neuroscience, 1992 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 142 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Induction of a physiological memory in the cerebral cortex by stimulation of the nucleus basalis - group of 7 »
JS Bakin, NM Weinberger - 1996 - pnas.org
Cited by 131 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Dynamic Changes in Receptive-Field Size in Cat Primary Visual Cortex - group of 6 »
MW Pettet, CD Gilbert - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1992 - pnas.org
Cited by 128 - Related Articles - Web Search

Experience-Dependent Plasticity in Adult Rat Barrel Cortex - group of 6 »
ME Diamond, M Armstrong-James, FF Ebner - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1993 - pnas.org
Cited by 126 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Large-scale reorganization at multiple levels of the somatosensory pathway follows therapeutic amputation of the hand in monkeys - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
SL Florence, JH Kaas - Journal of Neuroscience, 1995 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 124 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Rapid reorganization of cortical maps in adult cats following restricted deafferentation in retina. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 2 »
YM Chino, JH Kaas, EL Smith 3rd, AL Langston, H … - Vision Res, 1992 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 122 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

Functional Reorganization of the Rat Motor Cortex Following Motor Skill Learning - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
JA Kleim, S Barbay, RJ Nudo - 1998 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 120 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Laminar comparison of somatosensory cortical plasticity - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
ME Diamond, W Huang, FF Ebner - Science, 1994 - sciencemag.org
Cited by 119 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Experience-Dependent Plasticity of Binocular Responses in the Primary Visual Cortex of the Mouse - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
JA Gordon, MP Stryker - Journal of Neuroscience, 1996 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 108 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Sleep Enhances Plasticity in the Developing Visual Cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 15 »
MG Frank, NP Issa, MP Stryker - Neuron, 2001 - Elsevier
Cited by 106 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Functional reorganization in somatosensory cortical areas 3b and 1 of adult monkeys after median nerve repair: possible relationships to sensory recovery in humans - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
JT Wall, JH Kaas, M Sur, RJ Nelson, DJ Felleman, … - Journal of Neuroscience, 1986 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 105 - Related Articles - Web Search

Cortical ensemble activity increasingly predicts behaviour outcomes during learning of a motor task. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
M Laubach, J Wessberg, MA Nicolelis - Nature, 2000 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 104 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Induction of visual orientation modules in auditory cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 10 »
J Sharma, A Angelucci, M Sur - Nature, 2000 - shef.ac.uk
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Neuronal Correlates of Motor Performance and Motor Learning in the Primary Motor Cortex of Monkeys Adapting … - Get It! UTDallas - group of 12 »
CSR Li, C Padoa-Schioppa, E Bizzi - Neuron, 2001 - Elsevier
Cited by 98 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Reactivation of Ocular Dominance Plasticity in the Adult Visual Cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
T Pizzorusso, P Medini, N Berardi, S Chierzi, JW … - Science, 2002 - sciencemag.org
Cited by 99 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Reorganization of somatosensory area 3b representations in adult owl monkeys after digital syndactyly - group of 3 »
T Allard, SA Clark, WM Jenkins, MM Merzenich - Journal of Neurophysiology, 1991 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 98 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

 

Classical conditioning induces CS-specific receptive field plasticity in the auditory cortex of the guinea pig … - group of 2 »
JS Bakin, NM Weinberger - Brain Res, 1990 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 97 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

Cortical remodelling induced by activity of ventral tegmental dopamine neurons. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
S Bao, VT Chan, MM Merzenich - Nature, 2001 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Representations of sensory stimuli in the cerebral cortex can undergo
progressive remodelling according to the behavioural importance of the ...
Cited by 91 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

Adaptation-Induced Plasticity of Orientation Tuning in Adult Visual Cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 12 »
V Dragoi, J Sharma, M Sur - Neuron, 2000 - Elsevier
Cited by 88 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Plasticity of temporal information processing in the primary auditory cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 6 »
MP Kilgard, MM Merzenich - Nature Neuroscience, 1998 - nature.com
Cited by 87 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Immediate and simultaneous sensory reorganization at cortical and subcortical levels of the somatosensory system  - group of 5 »
BM Faggin, KT Nguyen, MAL Nicolelis - 1997 - pnas.org
Cited by 85 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Rapid Reorganization of Adult Rat Motor Cortex Somatic Representation Patterns after Motor Nerve Injury  - group of 6 »
JN Sanes, S Suner, JF Lando, JP Donoghue - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1988 - pnas.org
Cited by 81 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Sensory experience modifies the short-term dynamics of neocortical synapses. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
GT Finnerty, LS Roberts, BW Connors - Nature, 1999 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 80 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Cholinergic modulation of responses to single tones produces tone-specific receptive field … - Get It! UTDallas - group of 2 »
R Metherate, NM Weinberger - Synapse, 1990 - doi.wiley.com
Cited by 80 - Related Articles - Web Search

… plasticity in the absence of thalamocortical plasticity in the developing primary visual cortex. - Get It! UTDallas - group of 2 »
JT Trachtenberg, C Trepel, MP Stryker - Science, 2000 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 78 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

Experience-dependent plasticity in the inferior colliculus: a site for visual calibration of the neural representation of auditory space in the barn owl  - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
MS Brainard, EI Knudsen - Journal of Neuroscience, 1993 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 77 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Learning to see: experience and attention in primary visual cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 7 »
RE Crist, W Li, CD Gilbert - Nature Neuroscience, 2001 - nature.com
Cited by 74 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - Library Search - BL Direct

 

… of deafferentated visual cortical neurons after topographic map reorganization in adult cats - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
YM Chino, EL Smith, JH Kaas, Y Sasaki, H Cheng - Journal of Neuroscience, 1995 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 73 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Responses of Macaque Perirhinal Neurons during and after Visual Stimulus Association Learning - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
CA Erickson, R Desimone - Journal of Neuroscience, 1999 - jneurosci.org
Cited by 73 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

IRapid Development and Plasticity of Layer 2/3 Maps in Rat Barrel Cortex In Vivo - Get It! UTDallas - group of 10 »
EA Stern, M Maravall, K Svoboda - Neuron, 2001 - Elsevier
Cited by 71 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

Induction of long-term receptive field plasticity in the auditory cortex of the waking guinea pig by stimulation of the nucleus basalis  - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
TS Bjordahl, MA Dimyan, NM Weinberger - Behav Neurosci, 1998 - 128.200.122.84
Cited by 61 - Related Articles - View as HTML - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Associative pairing of tactile stimulation induces somatosensory cortical reorganization in rats and humans  - group of 4 »
B Godde, F Spengler, HR Dinse - Neuroreport, 1996 - neurosite.com
Cited by 51 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog - BL Direct

Lesions of the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System Impair Task Acquisition and Abolish Cortical … - Get It! UTDallas - group of 7 »
JM Conner, A Culberson, C Packowski, AA Chiba, MH … - Neuron, 2003 - Elsevier
Cited by 49 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Large-Scale Functional Reorganization in Adult Monkey Cortex after Peripheral Nerve Injury - group of 6 »
PE Garraghty, JH Kaas - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1991 - pnas.org
Cited by 57 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Long-Term Retention of Learning-Induced Receptive-Field Plasticity in the Auditory Cortex - group of 6 »
NM Weinberger, R Javid, B Lepan - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 1993 - pnas.org
Cited by 61 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Induction of long-term receptive field plasticity in the auditory cortex of the waking guinea pig by … - Get It! UTDallas - group of 5 »
TS Bjordahl, MA Dimyan, NM Weinberger - Behav Neurosci, 1998 - 128.200.122.84
Cited by 61 - Related Articles - View as HTML - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Receptive field plasticity in the auditory cortex during frequency discrimination training: selective retuning independent of task difficulty  - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
JM Edeline, NM Weinberger - Behav Neurosci, 1993 - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Cited by 62 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

Requirement of ERK Activation for Visual Cortical Plasticity - group of 4 »
G Di Cristo, N Berardi, L Cancedda, T Pizzorusso, … - Science's STKE - stke.sciencemag.org
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Restoration of Visual Cortical Plasticity by Local Microperfusion of Norepinephrine
T KASAMATSU, JD PETTIGREW, M ARY - doi.wiley.com
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Role of the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic Projection in Somatosensory Cortical Plasticity - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
RNS Sachdev, SM Lu, RG Wiley, FF Ebner - Journal of Neurophysiology, 1998 - intl-jn.physiology.org
Cited by 52 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Local perfusion of noradrenaline maintains visual cortical plasticity - Get It! UTDallas - group of 3 »
JD PETTIGREW, T KASAMATSU - Nature, 1978 - nature.com
Cited by 35 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search

 

Temporal Specificity in the Cortical Plasticity of Visual Space Representation - Get It! UTDallas - group of 7 »
YX Fu… - Science, 2002 - impulse.berkeley.edu
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 Lesions of the Basal Forebrain Cholinergic System Impair Task Acquisition and Abolish Cortical Plasticity Associated with Motor Skill Learning  - Get It! UTDallas - group of 7 »
JM Conner, A Culberson, C Packowski, AA Chiba, MH … - Neuron, 2003 - Elsevier
Cited by 49 - Related Articles - Web Search

 

Specific GABAA Circuits for Visual Cortical Plasticity - Get It! UTDallas - group of 4 »
M Fagiolini, JM Fritschy, K Low, H Mohler, U … - Science, 2004 - sciencemag.org
Cited by 38 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

 

Cortical activity blockade prevents ocular dominance plasticity in the kitten visual cortex - group of 3 »
HO Reiter, DM Waitzman, MP Stryker - Experimental Brain Research, 1986 - Springer
Cited by 35 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog

 

Plasticity of the Somatosensory Cortical Map in Macaque Monkeys after Chronic Partial Amputation of a digit - group of 3 »
PR Manger, TM Woods, EG Jones - Proceedings: Biological Sciences, 1996 - JSTOR
Cited by 24 - Related Articles - Web Search - Check the Library Catalog - BL Direct

Physiological Correlates of Perceptual Learning in Monkey V1 and V2 - Get It! UTDallas - group of 7 »
GM Ghose, T Yang, JHR Maunsell - Journal of Neurophysiology, 2002 - jn.physiology.org
Cited by 40 - Related Articles - Web Search - BL Direct

The effect of learning on the function of monkey extrastriate visual cortex - Get It! UTDallas - group of 14 »
G Rainer, H Lee, NK Logothetis - PLoS Biol, 2004 - medicine.plosjournals.org
Cited by 20 - Related Articles - Cached - Web Search - BL Direct

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Please email me with any highly cited cortical plasticity studies (in animals) that are missing.