Ensemble Activity and Behavior—What's the Code?

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Science  24 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5240, pp. 1316
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5240.1316


The brain represents information in a distributed code, carried by action potentials in ensembles of neurons. Ensemble activity can now be monitored by multielectrode arrays in behaving animals. Deadwyler and Hampson describe recent results that illustrate how the brain may code behavior in ensembles of neurons.