Neurons Find Strength Through Synchrony in the Brain

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Science  16 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5780, pp. 1604-1605
DOI: 10.1126/science.1129705

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Although critical for brain function, sensory information enters the cortex of the brain through just a few weak synapses. The key to this paradox seems to be that their strength is multiplied by synchrony of the different inputs.