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What is EPSP slope ?

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#1 Krikezz



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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:54 AM

And why not using EPSP amplitude ? When they measure LTP they always use EPSP slope why is that and what is it ? Also what is EPSP spike compared to amplitude and slope ?


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Posted 18 July 2013 - 02:56 AM

it is more convincing to show both, amplitude and slope, because each parameter can change independenty from the other but in the case of LTP both should be increased

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:01 AM

The EPSP slope in an extracellular field recording is usually taken as the first one-third of the fEPSP. The slope value is preferred over the amplitude or other measures because at a higer current intensity (or if the electrodes are places too close to the cell bodies), the pEPSP is likely to be contaminated by the occurance of a pop spike and that can change the amplitude but not the slope.

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