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Neuron. 2010 Aug 12;67(3):354-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.07.024.

Enhanced functions of electrical junctions.

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Department of Neuroscience, Box GL-N, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA.


Electrical synapses and synchrony are nearly synonymous. In this issue of Neuron, Vervaeke et al. broaden this longstanding association. They found that in the Golgi cell network of the cerebellum, electrical synapses synchronize resting activity, and cause surround inhibition and desynchronization in response to excitatory input.

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