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Timing is everything

Interactions among neurons in brain circuits underlie sensory perception and information storage. Work in locusts shows how the timing of different neuronal signals is synchronized to ensure effective communication.

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Figure 1: Representation of information by oscillating networks in the locust brain.

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Larimer, P., Strowbridge, B. Timing is everything. Nature 448, 652–653 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/448652a

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