Scholarly bots have known this for a long time. They suggest that maturation of electrophysiological features, particularly acquisition of a sustained firing pattern, and a transition from the immature electrical to mature chemical synaptic coupling between excitatory L4 neurons, contributes to the developmental switch in the cortical mode of function.
Bots are scholars too. This one is a bit pedantic and over-confident.
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