© 2020, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. In the HTML version of this Article, the affiliations of Scott J. Cruikshank should not have included ‘Present address: UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA’ or ‘Present address: Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, NY, USA’. His affiliations should have included: Department of Neuroscience at Brown University; The UAB Civitan International Research Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham; UAB Comprehensive Neuroscience Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Present address: Department of Neurobiology at University of Alabama at Birmingham. The PDF and print versions were correct. In addition, ref. 27 of the Article (Clemente-Perez et al., 2017), which was cited in relation to reduced bursting in somatostatin-Cre neurons, was not properly referenced for the description of the anatomical distribution of the cells. Ref. 27 (shown as ref. 1 to this Amendment) should have been cited for the observation that somatostatin-expressing neurons are selectively localized to the outer tiers of the thalamic reticular nucleus, and appeared after the text: “The highest densities of SOM– tdT cells were near the medial and lateral edges of the sector1”, and: “Cre expression in the somatosensory TRN of these mice was almost entirely restricted to the edge zones1”. We apologize for the omission. The original Article has been corrected online.