, 27 September 1996
The electrical activity of neurons triggered by a stimulus is
characterized by a large component of noise. In his Perspective,
Ferster discusses new results which reveal that, in the cortex of the
brain, noise is not just noise at all, but contains information
reflecting the activity in other parts of the brain. Optical imaging of
cortical neurons by Arieli et al., reported in this week's issue (p. 1868), provides this new conclusion about neural noise.
The author is in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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