Spatio-temporal firing patterns in the frontal cortex of behaving monkeys

M. Abeles*, Y. Prut

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Recording the activity of several neurons in parallel in the frontal cortex of behaving monkeys reveals that firing times of neurons can maintain ± 1 ms accuracy even after delays of over 400 ms. The accurate firing structures were associated with behavior. Neural networks that can sustain such accuracy can learn 'learn' to bind with each other and thus may serve as building blocks for cognitive processes.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)249-250
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physiology Paris
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The experimentawl ork was carried with H Bergmann, E Vaadia, I Halman and H Slovin. This researchw as supportedi n part by the Israel Academy of Sciences and by the InternationalH uman Frontier ResearchP ro-gram.


  • Cell assembly
  • Frontal cortex
  • Graph theory
  • Spatio-temporal firing patterns
  • Synaptic reverbation
  • Synchrony
  • Synfire chains


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