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Neuronal ensembles take center stage

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February 22, 2018

Experimental configuration and representative image of FosGFP+ neuron in rat brain.Experimental configuration and representative image of FosGFP+ neuron in rat brain.Courtesy of NIDA IRP

A new animal study from NIDA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) shines light on the underlying mechanisms in the brain’s prefrontal cortex and its role in learning.

Study:

  • Whitaker, L. et al. Bidirectional Modulation of Intrinsic Excitability in Rat Prelimbic Cortex Neuronal Ensembles and Non-Ensembles after Operant Learning. The Journal of Neuroscience. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/37/36/8845

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