Response to comment on "the human K-complex represents an isolated cortical down-state"

Sydney S. Cash, Eric Halgren, Nima Dehghani, Andrea O. Rossetti, Thomas Thesen, Chun Mao Wang, Orrin Devinsky, Ruben Kuzniecky, Werner Doyle, Joseph R. Madsen, Loránd Eross, Péter Halász, George Karmos, Richárd Csercsa, Lucia Wittner, István Ulbert

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Abstract

Our study confirmed the hypothesis of Amzica and Steriade that the human K-complex (KC) shares neural mechanisms with so-called slow oscillation between periods of intense neuronal firing and silence, but found that the KC can occur independently of this oscillatory activity. We agree with Amzica that the KC often has multiple components but contend that the major component is surface-negative and corresponds to the cortical down-state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-b
JournalScience
Volume330
Issue number6000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - okt. 1 2010

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Cash, S. S., Halgren, E., Dehghani, N., Rossetti, A. O., Thesen, T., Wang, C. M., Devinsky, O., Kuzniecky, R., Doyle, W., Madsen, J. R., Eross, L., Halász, P., Karmos, G., Csercsa, R., Wittner, L., & Ulbert, I. (2010). Response to comment on "the human K-complex represents an isolated cortical down-state". Science, 330(6000), 35-b. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1182204