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Cell. 2010 Jul 23;142(2):189-93. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2010.07.005.

Neocortical interneurons: from diversity, strength.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

Abstract

Interneurons in the neocortex of the brain are small, locally projecting inhibitory GABAergic cells with a broad array of anatomical and physiological properties. The diversity of interneurons is believed to be crucial for regulating myriad operations in the neocortex. Here, we describe current theories about how interneuron diversity may support distinct neocortical processes that underlie perception.

PMID:
20655460
PMCID:
PMC3655709
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2010.07.005
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