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human models of plasticity

Joseph Devlin jdevlin at pollux.usc.edu
Mon Sep 12 11:19:34 EST 1994

>Ramachandran gave an interesting talk here a few months back on a 
>somewhat related topic - his studies of phantom limbs in human amputees and 
>their relation to expansion of topographic maps in somatosensory cortex.

  He has additional work with regard to the platicity of blind spots
in humans that is very good.  Some references to both include:

Ramachandran, V.  Blind spots. 1992 Scientific American, v266(5), 86-91.
---.  Behavioral and megnetoencephalographic correlates of plasticity in the
  adult human brain.  1993.  PNAS USA, v90 10413-10420.

---.  Filling gaps in perception: Part II.  Scotomas and Phantom Limbs.  1993.
  Current Directions in Psychological Science, v2 56-65.

  Hope this helps.
						- Joe

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