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How the Brain Gets Rhythm

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Science  18 Oct 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5286, pp. 339
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5286.339


How does the brain generate the rhythms that may link separate sets of neurons responding to the same object? Particular neurons seem to act as pacemakers for the rhythms, while networks of other cells spread and synchronize them. Results from one group were reported in the 4 October issue of Science.