Large-scale recording of neuronal ensembles

  title={Large-scale recording of neuronal ensembles},
  author={Gy{\"o}rgy Buzs{\'a}ki},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  • G. Buzsáki
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Biology
  • Nature Neuroscience
How does the brain orchestrate perceptions, thoughts and actions from the spiking activity of its neurons? Early single-neuron recording research treated spike pattern variability as noise that needed to be averaged out to reveal the brain's representation of invariant input. Another view is that variability of spikes is centrally coordinated and that this brain-generated ensemble pattern in cortical structures is itself a potential source of cognition. Large-scale recordings from neuronal… 
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