Physiological differentiation within the auditory part of the thalamic reticular nucleus of the cat.

Spike trains of 153 single units were recorded in the caudoventral part of the thalamic reticular nucleus (RE) of 7 nitrous oxide anaesthetized cats. Functional properties defined by spontaneous activity pattern, studied by mean of auto renewal density histograms, were used to subdivide the units into 4 groups. Types I (18%), II (56%) and III (15%) were… (More)