Detection of determinism within time series of irregular burst firing from the injured sensory neuron

Neuroreport. 2000 Sep 28;11(14):3295-8. doi: 10.1097/00001756-200009280-00049.

Abstract

Irregular burst firing is spontaneously generated by rat dorsal root ganglion neuron after chronic compression. To investigate the time series of burst firing, we recorded interspike intervals (ISIs) of single-unit firing in vitro and processed the ISIs to obtain interevent intervals (IEIs). Then, two non-linear methods were applied to detect deterministic dynamic behaviors in IEI series. No evidence for the existence of determinism was found with non-linear prediction method. Using unstable periodic orbit identification method, significant period-1 orbits were identified in all 10 data, period-2 orbits in eight, and period-3 orbits in six. The results indicate that there exist significant deterministic behaviors in the time series of irregular burst firing from the injured sensory neuron.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Female
  • Ganglia, Spinal / injuries
  • Ganglia, Spinal / pathology
  • Ganglia, Spinal / physiopathology*
  • Male
  • Nerve Crush / adverse effects*
  • Neurons, Afferent / cytology
  • Neurons, Afferent / physiology*
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Rats
  • Rats, Sprague-Dawley
  • Time Factors