Spiking local interneurons mediate local reflexes

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Science  13 Aug 1982:
Vol. 217, Issue 4560, pp. 650-652
DOI: 10.1126/science.7089585


A local spiking interneuron in the locust is excited by particular sensory stimulation of a hind leg and forms an inhibitory connection with one hind leg motor neuron. Its behavioral effect is to mediate a local postural reflex. This interneuron is one of a population of interneurons with similar morphology and physiology that participate in the same local circuits as the better known nonspiking local interneurons.

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