Microcircuits for attention.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Researchers who study the neuronal basis of cognition face a paradox. If they extract the brain, its cognitive functions cannot be assessed. On the other hand, the brain's microcircuits are difficult to study in the intact animal. In this issue of Neuron, Mitchell et al. make use of a promising approach based on waveform analysis to reveal new details about neuronal interactions during visual attention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sommer, MA

Published Date

  • July 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 6 - 8

PubMed ID

  • 17610812

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4199

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuron.2007.06.022


  • eng