Mean action potential firing rates of cortical neurons in freely moving rats

Range 0.15 to 16 Hz
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Attwell D, Laughlin SB. An energy budget for signaling in the grey matter of the brain. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2001 Oct21(10):1133-45. p.1139 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID11598490
Comments "The mean firing rates of neurons in intact animals, engaged in natural patterns of behavior, are known only approximately. For freely moving rats, the rates of cortical units range from 0.15 to 16 Hz. The means, for neuronal populations in different areas and studies, range from 1.5 to 4 Hz (Schoenbaum et al., 1999 Fanselow and Nicolelis, 1999)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108670