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Lesson 4.5 – How do circuits use excitation and inhibition for control?

This lesson is intended to demonstrate how different arrangements of excitatory and inhibitory connections can regulate output from a neuron both spatially and temporally. The concept of inhibitory control sets the stage for the next lesson which examines the clinical consequences when inhibition is abnormal, and for Unit 5 in which students will examine more complex circuits.

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