03 Mar 2015
March 3, 2015
Ardid et al use spike shape and firing variability to identify different classes in the primate prefrontal cortex. They ID four classes of broad spiking neurons and three classes of narrow spiking (inhibitory) neurons. These cell classes show different strength of synchrony to local field potential oscillations at specific frequencies. The authors suggest this reflects canonical cortical circuits with different functions.
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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