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Neural Plasticity Underlying Training Induced Recovery After Damage to the Visual Cortex

Damage to primary visual cortex will cause cortical blindness, a condition where patients no longer have conscious visual perception in the parts of the visual field associated with the damage. Training using simple visual tasks can promote functional recovery following damage. However, the changes in the brain which allow for the recovery to occur remain unknown. This project will investigate the physiological changes which underlie recovery. The results will contribute to the design of new rehabilitation programs for patients, focused on improving everyday function.
Essential criteria: 
Minimum entry requirements can be found here:
Department of Physiology, Neural Plasticity, Rehabilitation, Vision
Biomedicine Discovery Institute (School of Biomedical Sciences)Physiology
Available options 
Masters by Research
Time commitment 
Top-up scholarship funding available 
Physical location 
Clayton Campus

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