Lee, Whittington, and Kopell review recent studies of the role of beta-band oscillations in top-down control of attention and model it.  In their model, top-down beta rhythms activate layer-specific ascending projections that mediate biased competition.  Interneurons resonate with the beta oscillations and help modulate superficial layer activity according to attentional demands.

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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior. ekmillerlab.mit.edu