Differential activation of glutamate receptor subtypes on a single class of cells enables a neural oscillator to produce distinct behaviors.

  title={Differential activation of glutamate receptor subtypes on a single class of cells enables a neural oscillator to produce distinct behaviors.},
  author={John E. Spiro},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={78 2},
Electric fish generate different types of abrupt modulations of their electric organ discharge (EOD) rhythm to convey specific social signals. Intracellular recordings were made from neurons of the medullary pacemaker nucleus, which generates and transmits the rhythm that drives the EOD, to study the neuronal basis of two such modulations of the regular EOD rhythm, sudden accelerations, and abrupt interruptions. Recordings were both in vivo, and in a new in vitro brain preparation of Hypopomus… CONTINUE READING
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