A matter of focus: Monoaminergic modulation of stimulus coding in mammalian sensory networks

L. M. Hurley, D. M. Devilbiss, B. D. Waterhouse

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Abstract

Although the presence of neuromodulators in mammalian sensory systems has been noted for some time, a groundswell of evidence has now begun to document the scope of these regulatory mechanisms in several sensory systems, highlighting the importance of neuromodulation in shaping feature extraction at all levels of neural processing. The emergence of more sophisticated models of sensory encoding and of the interaction between sensory and regulatory regions of the brain will challenge sensory neurobiologists to further incorporate a concept of sensory network function that is contingent on neuromodulatory and behavioral state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-495
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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