Looking for chaos in brain slices

Peter G. Aitken, Tim Sauer, Steven J. Schiff

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Many signals measured from the nervous system exhibit apparently random variability that is usually considered to be noise. The development of chaos theory has revealed that such random appearing variability may not, in fact, be random, but rather may be deterministic behavior that can reveal important information about the system's underlying mechanisms. We present some new methods for distinguishing determinism from randomness in experimental data, and we apply these methods to population neural responses recorded from hippocampal tissue slices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Neuroscience Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)


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