Synchronization of Unit Activity in the Cerebral Cortex

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Science  20 Mar 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3351, pp. 783-784
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3351.783


Simultaneous recording with micropipette electrodes from different units in the cerebral cortex revealed that units seldom fired synchronously. However, there was a temporal relationship in unit firing even when the cortex was "aroused." This relationship was most apparent when strychnine and stimulation were applied to a sensory nerve of an animal asleep or under deep anesthesia.