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Flashcards in Cerebral Cortex Deck (8):
1

The top three layers of the cortex are the _______________.

"interoffice mail"

2

Layer IV of the cortex is _________________.

input

3

Layers V and VI are _____________.

output

4

20% of cortical neurons are ________________ that arise from the ganglionic eminence.

inhibitory interneurons

5

Synaptic plasticity occurs when the _______________.

presynaptic cells fires right before a postsynaptic cell fires

6

What is the frequency range of electrical wave oscillation in EEGs?

Below 3.5 Hz to 100 Hz

7

"The acetylcholinergic reticular system thus acts to _________________."

open the thalamocortical gate

It does so by releasing the thalamic cells from the rhythmic calcium spikes that generate sleep spindles.

8

The GABAergic cells of the reticular thalamic nucleus does what when stimulated?

Induces sleep

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