Are synchronous neurons in the cortex unique?

Kazuhiro Sakamoto, Naohiro Saito, Hajime Mushiake

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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to determine whether distinct types of synchronously firing neurons in the cortex can be distinguished by their firing pattern in extracellular single-unit recordings. We examined the relationship between gross firing patterns and synchrony of neurons in the lateral prefrontal cortex (lPFC) of behaving monkeys. We found no significant difference in regularity/irregularity or bursting firing patterns between synchronous and non-synchronous neurons. This finding suggests that the opportunity for synchronization is available to all cortical neurons so as to enable flexible integration of information in the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012
Pages1063-1066
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 Joint 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2012 and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, ISIS 2012 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2012 Nov 202012 Nov 24

Publication series

Name6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, SCIS/ISIS 2012

Other

Other2012 Joint 6th International Conference on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, SCIS 2012 and 13th International Symposium on Advanced Intelligence Systems, ISIS 2012
CountryJapan
CityKobe
Period12/11/2012/11/24

Keywords

  • firing patterns
  • neuron types
  • synchronous firing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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