I would like to tap into the collective wisdom of the list in hopes of
answering the following question:
Does any kind of neuronal activity in the brain induce plasticity, or is
plasticity induced only by certain kinds of activity? In other words,
do changes in brain tissue -- either through modification of synapse
strengths, establishment of new synapses, or some other route -- become
more likely in response to action potentials in *any* kind of neuron, or
does the activity have to be in a special kind(s) of neuron?
Thanks for any help you can provide. I would especially appreciate
pointers to relevant papers or other sources of information.
John E Anderson
Department of Natural Sciences
University of North Florida