Neuronal networks: flip-flops in the brain

Curr Biol. 2005 Apr 26;15(8):R294-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2005.04.009.


Neuronal activity can rapidly flip-flop between stable states. Although these semi-stable states can be generated through interactions of neuronal networks, it is now known that they can also occur in vivo through intrinsic ionic currents.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Ion Channels / physiology*
  • Models, Neurological*
  • Nerve Net / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Purkinje Cells / physiology


  • Ion Channels