Smoking, nicotine and visual plasticity: does what you know, tell you what you can see?

TitleSmoking, nicotine and visual plasticity: does what you know, tell you what you can see?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
JournalBrain research bulletin
Volume77
Issue5
Pagination221-6
Date Published2008
ISSN0361-9230
Abstract

Nicotine exposure alters activity-dependent synaptic plasticity processes. Effects on learning and memory outcomes, and the synaptic changes that underlie them, are well-documented. Parallels in hippocampal and visual system pharmacology suggest that nicotine has the potential to alter activity-dependent structural organization in visual areas. Such alterations may contribute to deficits in visual performance reported in smoking exposed individuals.

URLhttps://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0361-9230(08)00271-2
DOI10.1016/j.brainresbull.2008.08.005
Short TitleBrain Res Bull
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