Differences in intrinsic amplitudes of neuronal oscillators improve synchronization in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.


In mammals, a main clock located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) regulates the ∼24 h rhythms of behavioral and physiological activities exposed to a natural 24 light-dark cycle or even under constant darkness. The rhythms originate from self-sustained oscillations of the SCN neurons, which differ in both intrinsic periods and intrinsic amplitudes. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1063/1.5000039