Higher-order thalamic relays burst more than first-order relays.

@article{Ramcharan2005HigherorderTR,
  title={Higher-order thalamic relays burst more than first-order relays.},
  author={Eion J Ramcharan and James W. Gnadt and S. Murray Sherman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 34},
  pages={12236-41}
}
There is a strong correlation between the behavior of an animal and the firing mode (burst or tonic) of thalamic relay neurons. Certain differences between first- and higher-order thalamic relays (which relay peripheral information to the cortex versus information from one cortical area to another, respectively) suggest that more bursting might occur in the higher-order relays. Accordingly, we recorded bursting behavior in single cells from awake, behaving rhesus monkeys in first-order (the… CONTINUE READING
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