Central Lateral Thalamic Nucleus Stimulation Awakens Cortex via Modulation of Cross-Regional, Laminar-Specific Activity during General Anesthesia

Neuron. 2020 Apr 8;106(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.02.016.


Experiments identify cortical layer specific effects during induced arousal from general anesthesia. In this issue of Neuron, Redinbaugh et al. (2020) find evidence that central lateral thalamic nucleus electrical stimulation reactivates the cortex by restoring deep-layer firing rates and modulating feedforward and feedback connectivity.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, General
  • Consciousness
  • Electric Stimulation
  • Intralaminar Thalamic Nuclei*
  • Neurons
  • Thalamus