Sensory deprivation in the cricket nervous system: evidence for a critical period

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This study examined the post-embryonic development of the central nervous system of the cricket for its sensitivity to an imbalance in sensory stimulation. The authors found that the susceptibility of the cercal sensory system to deprivation decreased with age. Progressively later treatments resulted in less change in the response properties of medial giant interneurons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-170
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Physiology
VolumeVOL. 285
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes


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