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Nature Neuroscience volume 15, pages 649651 (2012) | Download Citation

In the developing cortex, spike timing–dependent long-term depression requires cannabinoid-induced glutamate release from astrocytes. Astrocytes may be integral to the coincidence detection that guides plasticity and map formation.

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  1. David J. Rossi is in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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