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Inhibitory local neurons (LNs) receive inputs from olfactory glomeruli. Consequently, stimulus patterns activate specific inhibitory sub-circuits (only a few connections are displayed for clarity). In the model of Martinez and Montejo (see Martinez and Montejo, doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000139), the relative number between fast GABAA and slow GABAB inputs regulates synchrony and determines whether particular projection neurons engage in the neural assembly (synchronized neurons are colored in black).

Image Credit: Carlos Hurtado and Dominique Martinez

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