Depression at thalamocortical synapses: the key for cortical neuronal adaptation?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Neuronal adaptation to repetitive sensory stimuli is ubiquitous in the mammalian cortex. Despite its prevalence, the cellular mechanisms underlying this basic physiological property remain a matter of dispute. In this issue of Neuron, Chung et al. provide conclusive evidence that depression of thalamocortical synapses may play a significant role in the expression of neuronal adaptation in the rat somatosensory cortex.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nicolelis, MAL

Published Date

  • April 25, 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 331 - 332

PubMed ID

  • 11988163

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0896-6273(02)00691-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States