Gamma band oscillations are seen throughout the cortex and subcortex.  Do they have a single or different functions?  Bosman et al review the literature and conclude the latter but nonetheless point out that gamma likely rises from a cortical motif involving interactions between excitatory and inhibitory neurons. So, just as activity of individual neurons means different things in different brain areas so does gamma rhythms.

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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.