The brain’s balancing act: Researchers at UCSD discover how neurons equalize between excitation and inhibition
Rajalaxmi Natarajan, PhD
November 14th, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have discovered a fundamental mechanism by which the brain maintains its internal balance. The mechanism, described in the June 22 advanced online publication of the journal Nature, involves the brain's most basic inner wiring and the processes that control whether a neuron relays information to other neurons or suppresses the transmission of information.