Oscillations in CNS Neurons: A Possible Role for Cortical Interneurons in the Generation of 40-Hz Oscillations

  • Rodolfo R. Llinás
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Despite unprecedented success, modern neuroscience continues to face many cardinal issues in relation to the overall nature of brain function. Among such quandaries, that of the essentially intrinsic or extrinsic organization of nervous system activity must be considered fundamental. A general approach to this problem was proposed by Immanuel Kant (1781) in relation to cognition, which he deemed to be an innate or “a prioristic” property. The opposite approach was taken by William James (1890), who viewed cognition as extrinsic in nature.


Entorhinal Cortex Thalamic Neuron Central Nervous System Neuron Oscillatory Property Cortical Interneuron 
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