The Signs of Silence

ArticleinNeuron 74(5):770-2 · June 2012with10 Reads
Impact Factor: 15.05 · DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.05.012 · Source: PubMed


    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.