Neurobiology: Setting the Set Point for Neural Homeostasis

Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):R1132-3. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.021.


Neural homeostasis allows neural networks to maintain a dynamic range around a given set point. How this set point is determined remains unknown. New evidence shows that alterations of activity during a critical developmental period can alter the homeostatic set point, resulting in epilepsy-like activity.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Epilepsy
  • Homeostasis*
  • Humans
  • Neural Networks, Computer
  • Neurobiology*