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Neuron. 2013 Aug 7;79(3):408-10. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2013.07.034.

Top-down control of cortical state.

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  • 1UCL Institute of Neurology, 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE, UK. kenneth.harris@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

Sensory cortices receive inputs not only from thalamus but also from higher-order cortical regions. Here, Zagha et al. (2013) show that motor cortical inputs can switch barrel cortex into a desynchronized state that enables more faithful representation of subtle sensory stimuli.

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10.1016/j.neuron.2013.07.034
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