Cortical neurons and networks are dormant but fully responsive during isoelectric brain state.

@article{AltweggBoussac2017CorticalNA,
  title={Cortical neurons and networks are dormant but fully responsive during isoelectric brain state.},
  author={Tristan Altwegg-Boussac and Adrien E. Schramm and Jimena A. Ballestero and F. Grosselin and Mario Chavez and Sarah Lecas and Michel Baulac and Lionel Naccache and Sophie Demeret and Vincent Navarro and S{\'e}verine Mahon and St{\'e}phane Charpier},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2017},
  volume={140 9},
  pages={2381-2398}
}
A continuous isoelectric electroencephalogram reflects an interruption of endogenously-generated activity in cortical networks and systematically results in a complete dissolution of conscious processes. This electro-cerebral inactivity occurs during various brain disorders, including hypothermia, drug intoxication, long-lasting anoxia and brain trauma. It can also be induced in a therapeutic context, following the administration of high doses of barbiturate-derived compounds, to interrupt a… CONTINUE READING