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State-sanctioned synchrony

A sleepy brain pays little attention to its surroundings, and its neurons are lulled by a common oscillation. As the brain swiftly rouses from this sluggish state, its neurons function more independently.

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Figure 1: Brain state and cortical synchrony.


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Cruikshank, S., Connors, B. State-sanctioned synchrony. Nature 454, 839–840 (2008).

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