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LC modulation of sensory feature selectivity

The locus coeruleus is known to be an essential source of neuromodulation that influences sensory processing, including the enhancement of feature selectivity associated with attentional focus. A new study shows that the primary sensory thalamus encompasses one circuit that underlies this enhancement.

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Fig. 1: LC modulation of sensory thalamic feature selectivity.

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Zhou, T., Halassa, M.M. LC modulation of sensory feature selectivity. Nat Neurosci 22, 5–6 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0302-2

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