Advances in visual perceptual learning and plasticity

Yuka Sasaki, Jose Nanez, Takeo Watanabe

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Visual perceptual learning (VPL) is defined as a long-term improvement in performance on a visual task. In recent years, the idea that conscious effort is necessary for VPL to occur has been challenged by research suggesting the involvement of more implicit processing mechanisms, such as reinforcement-driven processing and consolidation. In addition, we have learnt much about the neural substrates of VPL and it has become evident that changes in visual areas and regions beyond the visual cortex can take place during VPL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-60
Number of pages8
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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