Neuronal coupling by endogenous electric fields: Cable theory and applications to coincidence detector neurons in the auditory brainstem

" Neural activity generates transmembrane currents that, in turn, generate spatiotemporal patterns of extracellular voltage. Nearby neurons are embedded in this shared, endogenously generated Ve."

" We showed that a periodic Ve can alter spike timing in MSO model neurons (Fig. 11A). Recent studies have reported similar results in vitro and in simulation studies (Frölich and McCormick 2010, Anastassiou et al 2011). Specifically, these studies applied periodic extracellular fields to cortical slice preparations and demonstrated that spike timing can be entrained to the “rhythm” of ongoing, periodic Ve."

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