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Katsuyuki Kaneda, Yuchio Yanagawa and Tadashi Isa Transient enhancement of inhibition following visual cortical lesions in the mouse superior colliculus European Journal of Neuroscience 36

Version of Record online: 8 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08224.x

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We investigated the changes in local circuit dynamics of the sSC after receiving visual cortical lesions in mice. In vivo unit recordings revealed that about 1 week after the lesions, surround suppression was transiently enhanced. Whole-cell recordings in slice preparations showed that the lesion induced cell type-dependent changes in the excitation-inhibition balance. The results suggest that enhanced synaptic inhibition may be responsible for the enhanced surround suppression in the sSC.

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