We present a study on the selection of a variety of activity patterns among neurons that are connected in multiplex framework, with neurons on two layers with different functional couplings. With Hindmarsh-Rose model for the dynamics of single neurons, we analyze the possible patterns of dynamics in each layer separately, and report emergent patterns of activity like anti-phase oscillations in multi-clusters with phase regularities and enhanced amplitude and frequency with mixed mode oscillations when the connections are inhibitory. When they are multiplexed with neurons of one layer coupled with excitatory synaptic coupling and neurons of the other layer coupled with inhibitory synaptic coupling, we observe transfer or selection of interesting patterns of collective behaviour between the layers, inducing anti-phase oscillations and multi-cluster oscillations. While the revival of oscillations occurs in the layer with excitatory coupling, the transition from anti-phase to in-phase and vice versa is observed in the other layer with inhibitory synaptic coupling. We also discuss how the selection of these patterns can be controlled by tuning the intra-layer or inter-layer coupling strengths or increasing the range of non-local coupling. With one layer having electrical coupling while the other synaptic coupling of excitatory(inhibitory)type, we find in-phase(anti-phase) synchronized patterns of activity among neurons in both layers.