Entrainment of the Intrinsic Dynamics of Single Isolated Neurons by Natural-Like Input

  title={Entrainment of the Intrinsic Dynamics of Single Isolated Neurons by Natural-Like Input},
  author={Asaf Gal and Shimon Marom},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={7912 - 7918}
Neuronal dynamics is intrinsically unstable, producing activity fluctuations that are essentially scale free. Here we study single cortical neurons of newborn rats in vitro, and show that while these scale-free fluctuations are independent of temporal input statistics, they can be entrained by input variation. Joint input–output statistics and spike train reproducibility in synaptically isolated cortical neurons were measured in response to various input regimes over extended timescales (many… 

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