Cortical Enlightenment: Are Attentional Gamma Oscillations Driven by ING or PING?

  • Tiesinga P
  • Sejnowski T
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The response of a neuron to sensory stimuli can only give correlational support for functional hypotheses. To experimentally test causal function, the neural activity needs to be manipulated in a cell-type-specific as well as spatially and temporally precise way. We review recent optogenetic experiments on parvalbumin-positive cortical interneurons that link modeling studies of synchronization to experimental studies on attentional modulation of gamma oscillations in primates. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Paul Tiesinga

  • Terrence J. Sejnowski

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