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Nat Neurosci. 2006 Dec;9(12):1472-3. Epub 2006 Nov 12.

Cortical feed-forward networks for binding different streams of sensory information.

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The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Mills Road, ACT 0200, Canberra, Australia. kampa@hifo.unizh.ch

Abstract

Different streams of sensory information are transmitted to the cortex where they are merged into a percept in a process often termed 'binding.' Using recordings from triplets of rat cortical layer 2/3 and layer 5 pyramidal neurons, we show that specific subnetworks within layer 5 receive input from different layer 2/3 subnetworks. This cortical microarchitecture may represent a mechanism that enables the main output of the cortex (layer 5) to bind different features of a sensory stimulus.

PMID:
17099707
DOI:
10.1038/nn1798
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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