Infoscience

Journal article

Cortical dynamics by layers

Neocortical microcircuits of primary sensory cortices play prominent roles in processing peripheral input. The same cortical microcircuits are also spontaneously active, which profoundly influences sensory processing. In this issue of Neuron, Sakata and Harris compare spontaneous and sensory-evoked activity in rat primary auditory cortex, finding interesting similarities and important differences.

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