The temporal structure of spike trains in the primate basal ganglia: afferent regulation of bursting demonstrated with precentral cerebral cortical ablation.

@article{Aldridge1991TheTS,
  title={The temporal structure of spike trains in the primate basal ganglia: afferent regulation of bursting demonstrated with precentral cerebral cortical ablation.},
  author={J. Wayne Aldridge and Sid Gilman},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1991},
  volume={543 1},
  pages={123-38}
}
We studied the temporal pattern of discharge of single units in the basal ganglia of awake primates sitting quietly. Bursting was studied with a procedure that identified individual bursts in a spike train, quantifying burst intensity (surprise), bursts per 1000 spikes, spikes per burst and burst length. Autocorrelation techniques were used to assess the dependencies of spike trains on the temporal order of intervals. Striatal units had a greater tendency to burst (79% of units) than pallidal… CONTINUE READING