PerspectiveNeurobiology

Diversity in Inhibition

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Science  14 Jan 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5451, pp. 244-246
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5451.244

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Summary

The seamless balance between inhibitory and excitatory nerve cells is necessary for the correct functioning of the brain. In a Perspective, Miles discusses a series of new findings ( Martina et al. ; Gupta et al.) that enable inhibitory neurons to be classified into three groups and characterized according to their properties.