Feedforward mechanisms of excitatory and inhibitory cortical receptive fields.

@article{Bruno2002FeedforwardMO,
  title={Feedforward mechanisms of excitatory and inhibitory cortical receptive fields.},
  author={R. M. Bruno and Daniel J. Simons},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={10966-75}
}
Excitatory and inhibitory cortical layer IV neurons have distinctive response properties. Thalamocortical connectivity that may underlie differences was examined using cross-correlation analyses of pairs of thalamic and cortical neurons in the rat whisker/barrel system. Cortical layer IV cells discharging fast spikes, presumed inhibitory neurons, were distinguished from regular-spike units, presumed excitatory neurons, by the extracellular waveform shape. Regular-spike neurons fired less… CONTINUE READING
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