Thalamic Synchrony and the Adaptive Gating of Information Flow to Cortex

@inproceedings{Wang2010ThalamicSA,
  title={Thalamic Synchrony and the Adaptive Gating of Information Flow to Cortex},
  author={Qi Yun Wang and Roxanna M. Webber and Garrett B. Stanley},
  booktitle={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2010}
}
Although it has long been posited that sensory adaptation serves to enhance information flow in sensory pathways, the neural basis remains elusive. Simultaneous single-unit recordings in the thalamus and cortex in anesthetized rats showed that adaptation differentially influenced thalamus and cortex in a manner that fundamentally changed the nature of information conveyed about vibrissa motion. Using an ideal observer of cortical activity, we found that performance in detecting vibrissal… CONTINUE READING
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