Self-averaging in complex brain neuron signals

A. Bershadskii, E. Dremencov, D. Fukayama, G. Yadid

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Nonlinear statistical properties of Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) of limbic brain are studied in vivo. VTA plays key role in generation of pleasure and in development of psychological drug addiction. It is shown that spiking time-series of the VTA dopaminergic neurons exhibit long-range correlations with self-averaging behavior. This specific VTA phenomenon has no relation to VTA rewarding function. Last result reveals complex role of VTA in limbic brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-585
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Physical Journal B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2 Dec 2002


  • 87.10.+e General theory and mathematical aspects
  • 87.17.-d Cellular structure and processes
  • 87.18.Sn Neural networks
  • 87.19.La Neuroscience


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