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Curr Biol. 1998 Jan 15;8(2):R52-5.

Neurophysiology: are autapses prodigal synapses?

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Division of Neuroscience, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia.

Abstract

Recent evidence suggests that 'autapses' - synapses made by a neuron with itself - are much more common in the brain than previously thought, leading to the possibility that they are more than just curiosities and may have a real physiological role.

PMID:
9427636
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(98)70033-8
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