nlawrenc at ringer.cs.utsa.edu (P. Nick Lawrence) writes:
>Could anyone direct me to answers to the following questions:
>(2) Is there any experimental evidence that cortical neurons exist which
>function similar to the "sinus node" neurons found (eg) in the heart?
>How prevalent are they?
>Please answer by email. Thanks!
If you mean are there cells in the cortex which show pacemaker
potentials, then, although I cant actually think of any off hand, the
answer is probably yes. There are cells in the thalamus which project to
the cortex which have pacemaker potentials; perhaps they drive cortical