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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Neurobiology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2004|
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