Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Novel concepts of sleep-wakefullness and neuronal information coding

Thaddeus J. Marczynski a1
a1 Department of Pharmacology, University of Illinois at the Medical Center M/C 868, Chicago, IL 60612


A new working hypothesis of sleep-wake cycle mechanisms is proposed, based on ontogeny and functional/anatomic compression of two stochastic neuronal models of information coding that complement each other in a key/lock fashion: the axonal arbor patterns (AAP – “hardware”) and the neuronal spike interval inequality patterns (SIIP – “software”).

[Hobson et al.; Nielsen; Revonsuo; Solms; Vertes & Eastman]