Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review

Bischof H-J (1983)
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 7(2): 213-225.

Zeitschriftenaufsatz | Veröffentlicht | Englisch
Abstract / Bemerkung
Results of research on imprinting and developmental neurobiology of the visual cortex are compared to evaluate the evidence for or against a frequently hypothesized linkage of the two phenomena. The comparison reveals striking similarities. In both paradigms a sensitive period exists. Once this sensitive period is over, the storage of early influences from the environment remains stable throughout life. Storage of “natural” stimuli is facilitated by a certain preorganisation of the receiving brain areas. It is stated that the two phenomena are not directly linked, but are two expressions of a developmental process, which may be common for the organisation of the connectivity of single cells as well as for complex neuronal networks as they are likely to be involved in imprinting. This process is basically self-organizing, but can be influenced by superimposed controls. Differences of the stability of storage of external influences might be explained by the difference in the overall amount of morphological alterations, which is large in the young and small in the adult animal. This holds for both the modifiability in the visual cortex and imprinting.
Plasticity; Early learning; Imprinting; Visual cortex
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Page URI


Bischof H-J. Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 1983;7(2):213-225.
Bischof, H. - J. (1983). Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 7(2), 213-225.
Bischof, Hans-Joachim. 1983. “Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review”. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 7 (2): 213-225.
Bischof, H. - J. (1983). Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 7, 213-225.
Bischof, H.-J., 1983. Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 7(2), p 213-225.
H.-J. Bischof, “Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review”, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, vol. 7, 1983, pp. 213-225.
Bischof, H.-J.: Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 7, 213-225 (1983).
Bischof, Hans-Joachim. “Imprinting and cortical plasticity: A comparative review: a comparative review”. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 7.2 (1983): 213-225.
Alle Dateien verfügbar unter der/den folgenden Lizenz(en):
Copyright Statement:
Dieses Objekt ist durch das Urheberrecht und/oder verwandte Schutzrechte geschützt. [...]
Access Level
OA Open Access
Zuletzt Hochgeladen
MD5 Prüfsumme

8 Zitationen in Europe PMC

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

Very early development of nucleus taeniae of the amygdala.
Ikebuchi M, Nanbu S, Okanoya K, Suzuki R, Bischof HJ., Brain Behav Evol 81(1), 2013
PMID: 23095666
Thyroid hormone determines the start of the sensitive period of imprinting and primes later learning.
Yamaguchi S, Aoki N, Kitajima T, Iikubo E, Katagiri S, Matsushima T, Homma KJ., Nat Commun 3(), 2012
PMID: 23011135
ZENK expression in a restricted forebrain area correlates negatively with preference for an imprinted stimulus.
Huchzermeyer C, Husemann P, Lieshoff C, Bischof HJ., Behav Brain Res 171(1), 2006
PMID: 16678280
The dynamics of spine density changes.
Lieshoff C, Bischof HJ., Behav Brain Res 140(1-2), 2003
PMID: 12644282
Activity-dependent plasticity in visual forebrain areas of the zebra finch.
Rollenhagen A, Bischof HJ., Behav Brain Res 81(1-2), 1996
PMID: 8950018
Histochemical distribution of zinc in the brain of the zebra finch (Taenopygia guttata).
Montagnese CM, Geneser FA, Krebs JR., Anat Embryol (Berl) 188(2), 1993
PMID: 8214632

128 References

Daten bereitgestellt von Europe PubMed Central.

Critical cellular events in the shaping of neural centers
Angevine, 1970
Sensitive period for the development of human binocular vision.
Banks MS, Aslin RN, Letson RD., Science 190(4215), 1975
PMID: 1188363
Visual experience and cortical development.
Barlow HB., Nature 258(5532), 1975
PMID: 1105190
The characteristics and context of imprinting.
Bateson PP., Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc 41(2), 1966
PMID: 5295796
Early experience and sexual preference
Bateson, 1978
Sexual imprinting and optimal outbreeding.
Bateson P., Nature 273(5664), 1978
PMID: 661972
How do sensitive periods arise and what are they for?
Bateson, Anim Behav 27(), 1979
The control of sensitivity to the environment during development
Bateson, 1981
The reinforcing properties of conspicuous stimuli in the imprinting situation
Bateson, Anim Behav 17(), 1969
Motivation, Handlungsbereitschaft, Trieb
Becker-Carus, Z Tierpsychol 30(), 1972
A model of imprinting evolved from neurophysiological concepts.
Bischof HJ., Z Tierpsychol 51(2), 1979
PMID: 543330
Maturation and modification in the developing visual system
Blakemore, 1978
Development of the brain depends on the visual environment.
Blakemore C, Cooper GF., Nature 228(5270), 1970
PMID: 5482506
Innate and environmental factors in the development of the kitten's visual cortex.
Blakemore C, Van Sluyters RC., J. Physiol. (Lond.) 248(3), 1975
PMID: 1151843
Imprinting. An electron microscopic study of chick hyperstriatum ventrale.
Bradley P, Horn G, Bateson P., Exp Brain Res 41(2), 1981
PMID: 7202608
Visual cortical cells: their developmental properties in normal and dark reared kittens.
Buisseret P, Imbert M., J. Physiol. (Lond.) 255(2), 1976
PMID: 1255531
Selective attention and responsiveness of the visual cortex
Burke, J Physiol 272(), 1977

Cajal, 1955
Impermanent reversal of filial imprinting
Cherfas, Anim Behav 29(), 1981
The development of synapses in the visual system of the cat.
Cragg BG., J. Comp. Neurol. 160(2), 1975
PMID: 1112924
The voices of pigeons regarded as a means of social control
Craig, Am J Sociol 14(), 1908
Kittens reared in a unidirectional environment: evidence for a critical period.
Daw NW, Wyatt HJ., J. Physiol. (Lond.) 257(1), 1976
PMID: 948048

DeFeudis, 1977
Bicuculline reversal of deprivation amblyopia in the cat.
Duffy FH, Burchfiel JL, Conway JL., Nature 260(5548), 1976
PMID: 1256565
Form preferences in newly hatched chicks
Fanz, J Comp Physiol Psychol 59(), 1957
Auditory stimuli in imprinting.
Fischer GJ., J Comp Physiol Psychol 61(2), 1966
PMID: 5909309
Arousal and impairment: temperature effects on following during imprinting.
Fischer GJ., J Comp Physiol Psychol 73(3), 1970
PMID: 5514676
Sexual imprinting: a sensitive period in Japanese quail (Cothurnix Cothurnix japonica)
Gallagher, J Comp Physiol Psychol 91(), 1977
Innate visual form preferences in the pecking behavior of young chicks.
Goodwin EB, Hess EH., Behaviour 34(4), 1969
PMID: 5351695
The relation of developmental age to auditory and visual imprinting.
GOTTLIEB G, KLOPFER PH., J Comp Physiol Psychol 55(), 1962
PMID: 13949491
Role of cyclic AMP in synaptic transmission in the mammalian peripheral nervous system
Greengard, 1974
Enduring effects of differential experience and training
Greenough, 1976
Development and memory: the synaptic connection
Greenough, 1978
Receptive field development and individual experience.
Grobstein P, Chow KL., Science 190(4212), 1975
PMID: 809841
Plasticity during neuronal differentiation: an experimental morphological study of developing synapses and of neuronal networks
Hamori, 1980

Hebb, 1949
Beiträge zur Biologie, namentlich Ethologie und Psychologie der Anatiden
Heinroth, 1910

Hess, 1973
Modification of the distribution of receptive field orientation in cats by selective visual exposure during development
Hirsch, Exp Brain Res 13(), 1971
A reinforcement model of imprinting: implications to socialisation in monkeys and man
Hoffman, Psychol Rev 80(), 1973
Squint and the development of binocularity in humans.
Hohmann A, Creutzfeldt OD., Nature 254(5501), 1975
PMID: 1128658
Neural mechanisms of learning: an analysis of imprinting in the domestic chick
Horn, 1981
Experience and plasticity in the central nervous system.
Horn G, Rose SP, Bateson PP., Science 181(4099), 1973
PMID: 4721047
Binocular interaction in striate cortex of kittens reared with artificial squint.
Hubel DH, Wiesel TN., J. Neurophysiol. 28(6), 1965
PMID: 5883731
Über den Einfluss frühkindlicher Erfahrungen auf die geschlechtliche Objektfixierung bei Estrildiden
Immelmann, Z Tierpsychol 26(), 1969
Sexual and other long term aspects of imprinting in birds and other species
Immelmann, 1972
Genetical constraints on early learning: a perspective from sexual imprinting in birds
Immelmann, 1979
Sensitive phases in development
Immelmann, 1980

Jacobson, 1971
Restoration of visual cortical plasticity by local microperfusion of norepinephrine.
Kasamatsu T, Pettigrew JD, Ary M., J. Comp. Neurol. 185(1), 1979
PMID: 581877
Cortical recovery from effects of monocular deprivation: acceleration with norepinephrine and suppression with 6-hydroxydopamine
Kasamatsu, J Neurosci 45(), 1981
[The birth of a zebra (Equus quagga bohmi Matschie)]
Klingel H, Klingel U., Z Tierpsychol 23(1), 1966
PMID: 6011715
Factors influencing choice of mate in altricial birds
Klinghammer, 1967
Metabolic mapping of chick brain after imprinting using [14C]2-deoxyglucose technique.
Kohsaka SI, Takamatsu K, Aoki E, Tsukada Y., Brain Res. 172(3), 1979
PMID: 476496
Imprinting: effects of painful stimulation upon the following response.
KOVACH JK, HESS EH., J Comp Physiol Psychol 56(), 1963
PMID: 14035153
KOVACH JK., J Comp Physiol Psychol 57(), 1964
PMID: 14168640
Genetic influence and genotype-environment interaction in perceptual imprinting
Kovach, Behaviour 38(), 1979
Synaptic coupling into the production and storage of a neuronal memory trace.
Libet B, Kobayashi H, Tanaka T., Nature 258(5531), 1975
PMID: 171588
Effects of sleep and arousal on the processing of visual information in the cat.
Livingstone MS, Hubel DH., Nature 291(5816), 1981
PMID: 6165893
Der Kumpan in der Umwelt des Vogels
Lorenz, J Ornithol 83(), 1935
Der Kumpan in der Umwelt des Vogels
Lorenz, J Ornithol 83(), 1935

Lund, 1978
Hormonal influences in the evolution and ontogeny of imprinting behaviour in the duck
Martin, 1975
Avian archistriatal control of fear-motivated behavior and adrenocortical function
Martin, 1979
Arousal and temporal factors in imprinting in mallards
Martin, Dev Psychobiol 7(), 1974
Brain lesions and imprinting
McCabe, Neurosci Lett 3(), 1979
An organizing principle for cerebral function: The unit module and the distributed system
Mountcastle, 1979
Brain pathways for vocal learning in birds: A review of the first 10 years
Nottebohm, Prog Psychobiol Physiol Psychol 9(), 1980
The paradox of the critical period for striate cortex
Pettigrew, 1978
Effect of monocular deprivation on binocular neurones in the owl's visual Wulst.
Pettigrew JD, Konishi M., Nature 264(5588), 1976
PMID: 1012314
Imprinting as a function of arousal.
PITZ GF, ROSS RB., J Comp Physiol Psychol 54(), 1961
PMID: 14487006
Differentiation, degeneration and the role of the periphery: Quantitative considerations
Prestige, 1970
Der Einfluss von Kastration und Testosteron-substitution auf das Sexualverhalten männlicher Zebrafinken (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis Gould)
Pröve, J Ornithol 115(), 1974
Quantiative Untersuchungen zu Wechselbeziehungen zwischen Balzaktivität und Testosterontitern bei männlichen Zebrafinken (Taeniopygia guttata castanotis)
Pröve, Z Tierpsychol 48(), 1978
Prenatal development of the visual system in rhesus monkey.
Rakic P., Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 278(961), 1977
PMID: 19781
From causations to translations: what biochemists can contribute to the study of behaviour
Rose, 1981
Nonvisual light reception.
Menaker M., Sci. Am. 226(3), 1972
PMID: 5062027

Rosenzweig, 1976
Reversibility of imprinting.
Salzen EA, Meyer CC., J Comp Physiol Psychol 66(2), 1968
PMID: 5722036
[Sexual imprinting in Anatidae]
Schutz F., Z Tierpsychol 22(1), 1965
PMID: 5833562
Central-core control of visual cortex functions
Singer, 1979
The role of matching operations between pre- and postsynaptic activity in experience-dependent modifications of visual cortex functions
Singer, 1979
Zentrale Kontrolle neuronaler Plastizitaet in der Sehrinde der Katze
Singer, Verh Dtsch Zool Ges 1980(), 1980
The effect of monocular exposure to temporal contrasts on ocular dominance in kittens.
Singer W, Rauschecker J, Werth R., Brain Res. 134(3), 1977
PMID: 902116
Incestuous mating in zebra finches
Slater, Z Tierpsychol 57(), 1981
Visual experience as a determinant of the response characteristics of cortical receptive fields in cats.
Spinelli DN, Hirsch HV, Phelps RW, Metzler J., Exp Brain Res 15(3), 1972
PMID: 5070221
Early experience effect on dendritic branching in normally reared kittens.
Spinelli DN, Jensen FE, Viana Di Prisco G., Exp. Neurol. 68(1), 1980
PMID: 7363979
Morphological plasticity of central adrenergic neurons.
Stenevi U, Bjorklund A, Moore RY., Brain Behav. Evol. 8(1), 1973
PMID: 4204787
A physiological mechanism for Hebb's postulate of learning
Stent, 1973
Conditions affecting song acquisition in nightingales (Luscinia megarhynchos L)
Todt, Z Tierpsychol 51(), 1979
The presence of ineffective synapses and the circumstances which unmask them.
Wall PD., Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond., B, Biol. Sci. 278(961), 1977
PMID: 19789
Some morphogenetic aspects of the development of the central nervous system
Wolff, 1981

Markieren/ Markierung löschen
Markierte Publikationen

Open Data PUB

Web of Science

Dieser Datensatz im Web of Science®

PMID: 6348606
PubMed | Europe PMC

Suchen in

Google Scholar