Synaptic Noise

  • Alain Destexhe
  • Michelle Rudolph-Lilith
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience book series (NEUROSCI, volume 8)


This chapter will review the highly irregular and seemingly noisy neuronal activity during different brain states, such as wake and sleep states, as well as different types of anesthesia. During these states, intracellular recordings in cortical neurons in vivo show a very intense and noisy synaptic activity, also called synaptic noise. The properties of synaptic noise are reviewed, in particular the quantitative measurements of its large conductance (high-conductance states).


Power Spectral Density Input Resistance Intracellular Recording Intracellular Activity Awake Animal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Unité de Neuroscience, Information et ComplexitéCNRS, UPR-2191Gif-sur-YvetteFrance

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