Leader neurons in population bursts of 2D living neural networks

@article{Eckmann2008LeaderNI,
  title={Leader neurons in population bursts of 2D living neural networks},
  author={J. Eckmann and S. Jacobi and Shimon Marom and E. Moses and C. Zbinden},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={015011}
}
Eytan and Marom (2006 J. Neurosci. 26 8465-76) recently showed that the spontaneous bursting activity of rat neuron cultures includes 'first- to-fire' cells that consistently fire earlier than others. Here, we analyze the behavior of these neurons in long-term recordings of spontaneous activity of rat hippocampal and rat cortical neuron cultures from three different laboratories. We identify precursor events that may either subside ('aborted bursts') or can lead to a full-blown burst ('pre… Expand

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