Cortical control of zona incerta.

  title={Cortical control of zona incerta.},
  author={P{\'e}ter Barth{\'o} and Andrea Sl{\'e}zia and Viktor Varga and Hajnalka Bokor and D. Pinault and Gy{\"o}rgy Buzs{\'a}ki and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Acs{\'a}dy},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={27 7},
The zona incerta (ZI) is at the crossroad of almost all major ascending and descending fiber tracts and targets numerous brain centers from the thalamus to the spinal cord. Effective ascending drive of ZI cells has been described, but the role of descending cortical signals in patterning ZI activity is unknown. Cortical control over ZI function was examined during slow cortical waves (1-3 Hz), paroxysmal high-voltage spindles (HVSs), and 5-9 Hz oscillations in anesthetized rats. In all… CONTINUE READING