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Manfred Fahle

Manfred Fahle is Head of the Institute of Brain Research IV and the Unit for Human Neurobiology at the University of Bremen and a Visiting Professor at University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology.

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Perceptual learning is the specific and relatively permanent modification of perception and behavior following sensory experience. It encompasses parts of the learning process that are independent from conscious forms of learning and involve structural and/or functional changes in primary sensory cortices. A familiar example is the treatment for a "lazy" or crossed eye. Covering the good eye causes gradual improvement in the weaker eye’s cortical representations. If the good eye is patched too long, however, it learns to see less acutely.