Basal forebrain regulation of cortical activity and sleep-wake states: Roles of cholinergic and non-cholinergic neurons

@article{Deurveilher2011BasalFR,
  title={Basal forebrain regulation of cortical activity and sleep-wake states: Roles of cholinergic and non-cholinergic neurons},
  author={Samuel Deurveilher and Kazue Semba},
  journal={Sleep and Biological Rhythms},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={65-70}
}
The basal forebrain (BF) plays an important role in regulating cortical activity and sleep/wake states. Both cholinergic and non-cholinergic neurons of the BF project to the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, whereas the hypothalamus and brainstem nuclei are mostly innervated by non-cholinergic BF neurons. Neurons in the BF show various discharge profiles in relation to cortical activity and behavioral states and are differentially modulated by neurotransmitters of other sleep/wake regulatory… 

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