The origin of spontaneous activity in developing networks of the vertebrate nervous system

@article{ODonovan1999TheOO,
  title={The origin of spontaneous activity in developing networks of the vertebrate nervous system},
  author={Michael J. O'Donovan},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={94-104}
}
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