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Neuron. 2009 Sep 24;63(6):727-32. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2009.09.009.

Cortical enlightenment: are attentional gamma oscillations driven by ING or PING?

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Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Abstract

The response of a neuron to sensory stimuli can only give correlational support for functional hypotheses. To experimentally test causal function, the neural activity needs to be manipulated in a cell-type-specific as well as spatially and temporally precise way. We review recent optogenetic experiments on parvalbumin-positive cortical interneurons that link modeling studies of synchronization to experimental studies on attentional modulation of gamma oscillations in primates.

PMID:
19778503
PMCID:
PMC2778762
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2009.09.009
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