Visual circuits get the VIP treatment

Cell. 2014 Mar 13;156(6):1123-1124. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.02.043.


Behavioral state, specifically locomotion, has been shown to enhance sensory responses in primary visual cortex. In this issue of Cell, Fu et al. reveal the circuit elements that mediate this plasticity and suggest that these circuits may serve a general modulatory function across primary sensory areas.

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MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Female
  • Male
  • Neocortex / metabolism*
  • Neurons / metabolism*
  • Running*
  • Visual Pathways*