Deterministic functions of cortical acetylcholine.

  title={Deterministic functions of cortical acetylcholine.},
  author={Martin Sarter and Cindy Lustig and William M. Howe and Howard J Gritton and Anne S. Berry},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  volume={39 11},
Traditional descriptions of the basal forebrain cholinergic projection system to the cortex have focused on neuromodulatory influences, that is, mechanisms that modulate cortical information processing but are not necessary for mediating discrete behavioral responses and cognitive operations. This review summarises and conceptualises the evidence in support of more deterministic contributions of cholinergic projections to cortical information processing. Through presynaptic receptors expressed… CONTINUE READING