Short time scale interactions between brain stem neurons with sympathetic nerve-related activity

Susan M. Barman, Shaun Morrison, Gerard L. Gebber

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Cross-correlation analysis revealed short time scale (ms) interactions between closely adjacent cat brain stem neurons with sympathetic nerve-related activity. The incidence of such interactions was significantly greater for reticular neurons than for raphe neurons. Shared input and/or interconnection via mono- or oligosynaptic pathways are considered as mechanisms for synchronization of the discharges of elements of the brain stem network which controls sympathetic nerve activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalBrain Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 1982
Externally publishedYes



  • brain stem neurons
  • cross-correlation analysis
  • short time scale interactions
  • spike-triggered averaging
  • sympathetic nerve discharge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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