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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2012 Mar-Apr;62(2):185-96.

[Ensemble activity of neurons in the visual, frontal, and sensorimotor cortices and dorsal striatum during actualization of behavioral program under conditions of strategy choice].

[Article in Russian]


Unit and network activity of neurons in the visual, sensorimotor, and frontal cortical areas and dorsal striatum was investigated in cats under conditions of choice of the reinforcement value depending on its delay. The animals did not differ from each other in behavior. After immediate or delayed responses cats got low- or highly-valuable reinforcement, respectively. Single-unit activity in the visual and sensorimotor cortical areas and dorsal striatum was similar during performance of immediate and delayed responses. However, significant inhibition was observed in the frontal neurons during the delay period. The network activity of visual and frontal cortex displayed smaller number of interneuronal interactions during delayed responses as compared to immediate reactions. The network activity of neurons in the brain structures under study pointed to the interstructural interaction, but only during delayed reactions, steady interneuronal communication was observed between the frontal cortex and dorsal striatum. Thus, both types of estimation of cellular activity revealed differences in the ensemble organization during different types of behavior and showed specific reactions of neuronal ensembles.

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