Nonextensivity and self-affinity in the mammalian neuromuscular junction.

  title={Nonextensivity and self-affinity in the mammalian neuromuscular junction.},
  author={A. L. da Silva and Ricardo Filipe Ferreira Lima and Marcelo A. Moret},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={84 4 Pt 1},
We study time series and the spontaneous miniature end-plate potentials (MEPPs) of mammals recorded at neuromuscular junctions using two different approaches: generalized thermostatistics and detrended fluctuation analysis (DFA). Classical concepts establish that the magnitude of these potentials is characterized by Gaussian statistics and that their intervals are randomly displayed. First we show that MEPP distributions adequately satisfy the q-Gaussian distributions that maximize the Tsallis… CONTINUE READING