• The Functional Upregulation of Piriform Cortex Is Associated with Cross-Modal Plasticity in Loss of Whisker Tactile Inputs

      Ye, Bing; Huang, Li; Gao, Zilong; Chen, Ping; Ni, Hong; Guan, Sudong; Zhu, Yan; Wang, Jin-Hui; Mei, Lin; Department of Neurology (2012-08-21)
      Background: Cross-modal plasticity is characterized as the hypersensitivity of remaining modalities after a sensory function is lost in rodents, which ensures their awareness to environmental changes. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cross-modal sensory plasticity remain unclear. We aim to study the role of different types of neurons in cross-modal plasticity.