Subthreshold receptive fields and baseline excitability of ”silent” S1 callosal neurons in awake rabbits: contributions of AMPA/kainate and NMDA receptors

@article{Swadlow1997SubthresholdRF,
  title={Subthreshold receptive fields and baseline excitability of ”silent” S1 callosal neurons in awake rabbits: contributions of AMPA/kainate and NMDA receptors},
  author={Harvey A Swadlow and Tony Hicks},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={115},
  pages={403-409}
}
 The contribution of NMDA and non-NMDA receptors to excitatory subthreshold receptive fields was examined in callosal efferent neurons (CC neurons) in primary somatosensory cortex of the fully awake rabbit. Only neurons showing no traditional (suprathreshold) receptive fields were examined. Subthreshold responses were examined by monitoring the thresholds of efferent neurons to juxtasomal current pulses (JSCPs) delivered through the recording microelectrode. Changes in threshold following a… CONTINUE READING