Diana K. Smetters
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Spontaneous neuronal activity plays an important role in the development of cortical circuitry, yet its spatio-temporal dynamics are poorly understood. Cajal-Retzius (CR) neurons in developing layer… Expand
Central neurons are subject to a tonic barrage of randomly occurring spontaneous inhibitory events (mIP-SCs) resulting from the action potential-independent release of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).… Expand
Recent studies have shown that electrical activity, particularly that mediated by NMDA receptors, has a profound effect on the development of specific neuronal connections. Blocking NMDA receptors in… Expand
Compartmental models of reconstructed cortical neurons were used to assess the relative contributions of electrotonic filtering, synaptic parameters and recording characteristics on the distribution… Expand
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 1995.