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Functional connectivity in layer IV local excitatory circuits of rat somatosensory cortex

Cowan, Anna; Stricker, Christian

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There are two types of excitatory neurons within layer IV of rat somatosensory cortex: star pyramidal (SP) and spiny stellate cells (SS). We examined the intrinsic properties and connectivity between these neurons to determine differences in function. Eighty-four whole cell recordings of pairs of neurons were examined in slices of rat barrel cortex at 36 ± 1°C. Only minimal differences in intrinsic properties were found; however, differences in synaptic strength could clearly be shown....[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80654
Source: Journal of Neurophysiology
DOI: 10.1152/jn.01262.2003

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