Corticothalamic projections control synchronization in locally coupled bistable thalamic oscillators.

  title={Corticothalamic projections control synchronization in locally coupled bistable thalamic oscillators.},
  author={Jorg Mayer and Heinz G. Schuster and Jens Christian Claussen and Matthias M{\"o}lle},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={99 6},
Thalamic circuits are able to generate state-dependent oscillations of different frequencies and degrees of synchronization. However, little is known about how synchronous oscillations, such as spindle oscillations in the thalamus, are organized in the intact brain. Experimental findings suggest that the simultaneous occurrence of spindle oscillations over widespread territories of the thalamus is due to the corticothalamic projections, as the synchrony is lost in the decorticated thalamus. In… Expand
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