Bursts as a unit of neural information: making unreliable synapses reliable.

@article{Lisman1997BurstsAA,
  title={Bursts as a unit of neural information: making unreliable synapses reliable.},
  author={John E. Lisman},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={38-43}
}
Several lines of evidence indicate that brief (< 25 ms) bursts of high-frequency firing have special importance in brain function. Recent work shows that many central synapses are surprisingly unreliable at signaling the arrival of single presynaptic action potentials to the postsynaptic neuron. However, bursts are reliably signaled because transmitter… CONTINUE READING