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Balmer, TS, SL Pallas (2015) Visual experience prevents dysregulation of GABAB receptor-dependent short-term depression in adult superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 113: 2049-2061.

Balmer, T.S., S.L. Pallas (2015; epub 2013) Refinement but not maintenance of receptive fields in both superior colliculus and visual cortex is independent of visual experience. Cerebral Cortex: 25:904-917.

Tadesse, T., Q. Cheng, M. Xu, D.J. Baro, L.J. Young, S.L. Pallas (2013) Regulation of ephrin-A expression in compressed retinocollicular maps. Devel. Neurobiol. 73:274-296.

Mao, Y.-T, S.L. Pallas (2012) Compromise of auditory cortical tuning and topography after cross-modal invasion by visual inputs. J. Neurosci. 32:10338-10351.

Mao, Y.-T, T.-M. Hua, S.L. Pallas (2011) Competition and convergence between auditory and cross-modal visual inputs to primary auditory cortical areas. J. Neurophysiol. 105:1558-1573.

Carrasco, M.M., Y.-T. Mao, T. Balmer, S.L. Pallas (2011) Inhibitory plasticity underlies visual deprivation-induced loss of receptive field refinement in adulthood. Eur. J. Neurosci. 33:58-68.

Razak, K.A., S.L. Pallas (2007) Inhibitory plasticity facilitates recovery of stimulus velocity tuning in the superior colliculus after chronic NMDA receptor blockade. J. Neurosci. 27: 7275-7283.

Carrasco, M.M., K.A. Razak, S.L. Pallas (2005) Visual experience is necessary for maintenance but not development of refined retinotopic maps in superior colliculus. J. Neurophysiol. 94:1962-1970.

Razak, K.A., L. Huang, S.L. Pallas (2003) NMDA receptor blockade in the superior colliculus increases receptive field size without altering velocity and size tuning. J. Neurophysiol. 90:110-119.

Huang, L., S.L. Pallas (2001) NMDA antagonists in the superior colliculus prevent developmental plasticity but not visual transmission or map compression. J. Neurophysiol. 86:1179-1194.

Pallas, S.L., T. Littman, D.R. Moore (1999) Cross–modal reorganization of callosal connectivity without altering thalamocortical projections. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96: 8751-8756.

Gao, W.-J., S.L. Pallas (1999) Cross-modal reorganization of horizontal connectivity in auditory cortex without altering thalamocortical projections. J. Neurosci. 19:7940-7950.



Pallas, S.L. (editor) Developmental Plasticity of Inhibitory Circuitry. Springer-Verlag, New York, 2010.




Pallas, S.L. (2017) The impact of ecological niche on adaptive flexibility of sensory circuitry.  In  “From ecology to brain development: Bridging separate evolutionary paradigms” Eds: Francisco Aboitiz, Miguel Concha, Christian Gonzalez-Billault, Jorge Mpodozis.  Frontiers in Neuroscience 11:344.

Pallas, S.L., Y.-T. Mao (2012) The evolution of multisensory neocortex. In: Barry E. Stein (editor) New Handbook of Multisensory Processes. MIT Press Cambridge, MA

Kral, A. and S.L. Pallas (2011) Development of the auditory cortex. In: J.A. Winer and C.E. Schreiner (eds.) The Auditory Cortex. Springer, New York.

Pallas, S.L. (2007) Compensatory innervation in development and evolution. In: J. Kaas (ed.), Evolution of Nervous Systems, Vol. 1, G.F. Striedter and J.L.R. Rubenstein (eds.): Theories, Development, and Invertebrates, pp 153-168. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam.  KaasEvo