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Calcium imaging of basal forebrain activity during innate and learned behavio


Authors: Thomas C. Harrison, Lucas Pinto, Julien R. Brock, Yang Dan
Publication: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
Date: May 9, 2016
Link to article: https://media.inscopix.com/cs/c/?cta_guid=fa281c19-cecb-44d2-914e-d04bb23625a3&…


The basal forebrain (BF) plays crucial roles in arousal, attention, and memory, and its impairment is associated with a variety of cognitive deficits. The BF consists of cholinergic, GABAergic, and glutamatergic neurons. Electrical or optogenetic stimulation of BF cholinergic neurons enhances cortical processing and behavioral performance, but the natural activity of these cells during behavior is only beginning to be characterized. Even less is known about GABAergic and glutamatergic neurons.

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