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Synaptic Noise as a Source of Variability in the Interval between Action Potentials
William H. Calvin and Charles F. Stevens
New Series, Vol. 155, No. 3764 (Feb. 17, 1967), pp. 842-844
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1720261
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The source of variability in the interval between action potentials has been identified in a class of cat spinal motoneurons. The observed random fluctuations in membrane potential (synaptic noise) together with an empirical description of spike generation accurately predict the statistical structure of variability observed to occur in the neuron's discharge.
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