TitleAUTOCORRELATION AND CROSS-CORRELATION ANALYSIS OF SUBTHALAMIC NUCLEUS NEURONAL-ACTIVITY IN NEOSTRIATAL-LESIONED AND GLOBUS PALLIDAL-LESIONED RATS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsRyan, LJ, Sanders, DJ, Clark, KB
JournalBrain Research
Volume583
Pagination253-261
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0006-8993
Abstract

Statistical analyses (autocorrelation and first-order interstimulus interval) were conducted on the spontaneous activity of over 420 subthalamic neurons recorded in 5 groups (control, large globus pallidus kainic acid lesion, partial globus pallidus kainic acid lesion, partial globus pallidus ibotenic acid lesion and neostriatal lesion) of anesthetized rats. Cross-correlation and peristimulus time histogram (to frontal motor cortex stimulation at 0.7 mA) analyses were conducted on pairs (n = 58) of subthalamic neurons recorded simultaneously on a single microelectrode. Lesion of the globus pallidus increased spontaneous firing rate as compared to controls and shifted the pattern of spontaneous activity from either a regular or irregular pattern to a markedly bursting pattern. Neostriatal lesion reduced firing rate and reduced the likelihood of highly regular firing. In control, neostriatal and partial lesioned animals, approximately 1 in 3 pairs of neurons showed correlated firing. The correlations were joint increased probabilities of firing over intervals of 200-400 ms, suggesting a shared excitatory input. No short-interval (

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