Date of Original Version

4-22-2005

Type

Article

PubMed ID

15904191

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© 2005 The American Physical Society

Abstract or Description

The phase-resetting curve (PRC) of a neural oscillator describes the effect of a perturbation on its periodic motion and is therefore useful to study how the neuron responds to stimuli and whether it phase locks to other neurons in a network. Combining theory, computer simulations and electrophysiological experiments we present a simple method for estimating the PRC of real neurons. This allows us to simplify the complex dynamics of a single neuron to a phase model. We also illustrate how to infer the existence of coherent network activity from the estimated PRC.

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.158101

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Physical review letters, 94, 15, 158101-158101.