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TitleStimulus-induced up states in the dorsal pallium of a weakly electric fish.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsS Elliott, Benjamin, and Leonard Maler
JournalJ Neurophysiol
Date Published2015 Sep

We investigated the response of putative novelty-detecting neurons in the pallium of an electric fish to electrosensory and acoustic stimuli. Extracellular and whole cell patch recordings were made from neurons in the dorsal pallial nucleus (DD) of Apteronotus leptorhynchus. DD neurons were typically quiescent and exhibited hyperpolarized resting membrane potentials. Stimulation induced, with a variable long latency, rapid though transient depolarization and spike discharge. The transition between resting and depolarized/spiking states resembled the transition to Up states seen in mammalian telencephalic neurons.

Alternate JournalJ. Neurophysiol.
PubMed ID26245319
PubMed Central IDPMC4588904
Grant List / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada