Stochastic resonance in mammalian neuronal networks

Bruce J. Gluckman, Paul So, Theoden I. Netoff, Mark L. Spano, Steven J. Schiff

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We present stochastic resonance observed in the dynamics of neuronal networks from mammalian brain. Both sinusoidal signals and random noise were superimposed into an applied electric field. As the amplitude of the noise component was increased, an optimization (increase then decrease) in the signal-to-noise ratio of the network response to the sinusoidal signal was observed. The relationship between the measures used to characterize the dynamics is discussed. Finally, a computational model of these neuronal networks that includes the neuronal interactions with the electric field is presented to illustrate the physics behind the essential features of the experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-598
Number of pages11
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1998


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