Do nuerons continuously fire?

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at
Fri Oct 8 10:23:37 EST 2004

On 8 Oct 2004 06:35:46 -0700, "Jake  Gold" <jake.cog at> wrote:

>I was simply wondering if there is ever a circumstance in the brain
>where a neuron may enter a state whereopun it continuously fires
>through its axons, .......

I think the word to use is continually, not continuously, and, if so,
the answer is yes.  There are cells which can exhibit bursts of action
potentials for varying lengths of time.


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