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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2002 Nov-Dec;52(6):716-24.

[Dependence of different spike sequences on the mean neuronal firing rate in the neocortex in vivo and in vitro].

[Article in Russian]

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Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino.


Neuronal spikes were recorded extracellularly in rabbit visual cortex in vivo (88 cells) and in surviving slices of guinea pig sensorimotor cortex in vitro (50 cells). Spike sequences (SS) with monotonically increasing (SS+) and decreasing (SS-) interspike intervals were detected. Relative number of spikes of SS in the recording was closely associated with SS generation. The relative number of spikes was plotted against the average firing rate, this function had a biphasic character with the critical point around 7 Hz. The rate of change in interspike duration (the slope) was virtually independent of the firing rate, but was significantly different in vivo and in vitro conditions for both SS+ (325 and 180 ms/s, respectively) and SS- (270 and 160 ms/s, respectively). By and large, in vivo and in vitro the spike sequence parameters depended in the average firing rate in the same manner. The role of the spike sequences in rhythmic and information processes in neocortex is discussed.

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