Synchronization of an Embryonic Network of Identified Spinal Interneurons Solely by Electrical Coupling

  title={Synchronization of an Embryonic Network of Identified Spinal Interneurons Solely by Electrical Coupling},
  author={Louis Saint-Amant and Pierre Drapeau},
There is a need to understand the mechanisms of neural synchronization during development because correlated rhythmic activity is thought to be critical for the establishment of proper connectivity. The relative importance of chemical and electrical synapses for synchronization of electrical activity during development is unclear. We examined the activity patterns of identified spinal neurons at the onset of motor activity in zebrafish embryos. Rhythmic activity appeared early and persisted… CONTINUE READING
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