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References to drift in frequency of neural firing sought

Troy Shinbrot shinbrot at nwu1.edu
Thu Apr 18 10:41:53 EST 1996


I am seeking references to work showing that the frequency of firing of
neurons drifts.  This is known to occur, for example, in cardiac rhythms:
the variation in heart rate can be decomposed into zero-mean fluctuations
plus a fixed drift, so the frequency can be written as Fo +/- D*t + N(t),
where Fo is the mean frequency, D is a fixed value for the drift, t is
time, and N(t) is a zero-mean noise contribution.  I am looking for other
examples of the same behavior, preferably in neurons.


-Troy Shinbrot
 Northwestern University
 shinbrot at nwu.edu

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