Inhibitory plasticity in auditory cortex

Arguably the most important property of neuronal circuits in general, and of cortical circuits in particular, is plasticity–the ability to change in response to past experience. While many studies of plasticity emphasize changes in excitatory transmission, in this issue of Neuron, Galindo-Leon et al. demonstrate the important role that increased inhibition may play in shaping cortical responses to behaviorally relevant stimuli.

Authors: Nelken I.
Year of publication: 2009
Journal: Neuron. 2009 Jun 11;62(5):605-7.

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