Reawakening Plasticity

Hosted By: Clinical Vision Sciences Technical Group

21 October 2021, 12:00 - 14:00 - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)

You are invited to join us for this special session focused on reawakening plasticity. Recent advancements—ranging from molecular studies in animal models to behavioral studies in humans—have provided critical insights on the mechanisms governing the development of cortical function, and how they are influenced by environmental experience. Speakers in this session will focus on recent findings describing the cascade of events that controls the sensitive period, and discuss potential methods for remediating clinical conditions by selectively reopening plasticity.

Invited speakers:

  • Kevin Duffy, Dalhousie University 
  • Takao Hensch, Harvard University
  • Claudia Lunghi, Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs, Ecole Normale Supérieure
  • Elizabeth Quinlan, University of Maryland, College Park


  • Kim Meier, University of Washington
  • Ione Fine, University of Washington

This special session is being hosted by the Clinical Vision Sciences Technical Group along with the Fall Vision Meeting Planning Committee.