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Genetic absence epilepsy: Effective connectivity from piriform cortex to mediodorsal thalamus.

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Summary of "Genetic absence epilepsy: Effective connectivity from piriform cortex to mediodorsal thalamus."

The objective of the study was to quantify effective connectivity from the piriform cortex to mediodorsal thalamus, in Genetic Absence Epilepsy Rats from Strasbourg (GAERS).

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Name: Epilepsy & behavior : E&B
ISSN: 1525-5069
Pages: 219-228

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