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Persistent neural activity: prevalence and mechanisms

Major, Guy and Tank, David 2004. Persistent neural activity: prevalence and mechanisms. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 14 (6) , pp. 675-684. 10.1016/j.conb.2004.10.017

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Abstract

Persistent neural activity refers to a sustained change in action potential discharge that long outlasts a stimulus. It is found in a diverse set of brain regions and organisms and several in vitro systems, suggesting that it can be considered a universal form of circuit dynamics that can be used as a mechanism for short-term storage and accumulation of sensory or motor information. Both single cell and network mechanisms are likely to co-operate in generating persistent activity in many brain areas.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0959-4388
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 06:35
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/62385

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