The signs of silence.

Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Orangeburg, NY 27910, USA.
Neuron (Impact Factor: 15.77). 06/2012; 74(5):770-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.05.012
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ABSTRACT How does auditory cortex respond to silence? In this issue of Neuron, show that activity in macaque auditory cortex is highly structured even in the absence of sensory stimuli. These data reveal a close link between spontaneous neural activity and the functional organization of auditory cortex.

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