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Mark Bear W-0009

Dr. Mark Bear, PhD

  • Award Recipient

Research Summary

Our overarching interest is in the question of how experience and deprivation modify synaptic connections in the brain. Experience-dependent synaptic plasticity is the physical substrate of memory, sculpts connections during postnatal development to determine the capabilities and limitations of brain functions, is responsible for the reorganization of the brain after damage, and is vulnerable in numerous psychiatric and neurological diseases and contributes to their symptoms.

Research Title:

Harnessing synaptic plasticity to promote recovery from amblyopia

Award Year: 2018
Institution at Time of Award: Massachusetts Institute of Technology