Behavioral states, network states, and sensory response variability.

  title={Behavioral states, network states, and sensory response variability.},
  author={Alfredo Fontanini and Donald B. Katz},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={100 3},
We review data demonstrating that single-neuron sensory responses change with the states of the neural networks (indexed in terms of spectral properties of local field potentials) in which those neurons are embedded. We start with broad network changes--different levels of anesthesia and sleep--and then move to studies demonstrating that the sensory response plasticity associated with attention and experience can also be conceptualized as functions of network state changes. This leads naturally… CONTINUE READING