The role of short-term synaptic dynamics in motor control

Farzan Nadim, Yair Manor

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During the past few years, much attention has been given to the role of short-term synaptic plasticity, in particular depression and facilitation, in sculpting network activity. A recent study shows that synaptic depression in rhythmic motor networks could switch the control of network frequency from intrinsic neuronal properties to the synaptic dynamics. Short-term synaptic plasticity is also involved in the stabilization and reconfiguration of motor circuits and in the initiation, maintenance and modulation of motor programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-690
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Neuroscience


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