News tagged with interneurons

Releasing the neuronal brakes for learning

(Medical Xpress)—Learning can only occur if certain neuronal "brakes" are released. As the group led by Andreas Lüthi at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research has now discovered, learning ...

May 22, 2014
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Mapping blank spots in the cheeseboard maze

(Medical Xpress)—During spatial learning, space is represented in the hippocampus through plastic changes in the connections between neurons. Jozsef Csicsvari and his collaborators investigate spatial learning ...

Mar 22, 2013
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Study traces the neural wiring of a running mouse

(Medical Xpress) -- Cornell researchers have identified a group of spinal cord nerve cells that manages running in mice. In the process they have illuminated an interesting step in mouse evolution: When you're being chased ...

May 12, 2011
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Interneuron

An interneuron (also called relay neuron, association neuron, connector neuron or local circuit neuron) is a multipolar neuron which connects afferent neurons and efferent neurons in neural pathways. Found within the central nervous system and the enteric nervous system.

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