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Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova. 2012 Mar-Apr;62(2):197-207.

[Time and space distribution of coincident impulses in closed neural circuits in the sensorimotor cortex of the rabbit (the rhythmical defensive dominanta)].

[Article in Russian]


In the course of analysis of the conjugate unit activity of simultaneously recorded neurons in the sensorimotor cortex of rabbits, 22 closed neural circuits consisting of 3 or 4 neurons were considered. In the model of the defensive dominanta, 1-3 weeks after imposing rhythmic (2 s) activity to a rabbit, the distribution of coincident impulses was analyzed in real time. It was found out that the events when the coincident impulses of neural pairs were generated with two-second intervals could be shifted in time and space over a closed circuit of neurons in one direction. Two-second intervals between the coincident impulses of the neighboring pairs could be conjugate, i.e. the end of one interval in one pair coincided with the beginning of a two-second interval in the next pair. Conjugate intervals of the neighboring neural pairs could promote a pass-through of the information on the stimulus properties over the closed neuronal circuit, thus completing a full cycle. The longest passes-through lasted from 10 and 12 s. Also, more intricate variants of the information transfer were revealed. Thus, not only passes-through of the two- second intervals between the neuronal pairs were observed, but also, coincident impulses repeatedly occurred with this interval in some of the pairs of the circuits. The longest transitions lasted 16 and 22 s.

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