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Table 1 Statistical summary of spontaneous IPSC kinetics and amplitudes.

From: Slow GABAAmediated synaptic transmission in rat visual cortex

  fast ‡ slow‡ p-value*
rise time 1.3 ± 0.7 ms 9.0 ± 2.5 ms p < 0.001
decay time†    
   τ1 10 ± 4.4 ms 36 ± 19 ms p < 0.001
   τ2 30 ± 42 ms 120 ± 58 ms p < 0.001
amplitude 57 ± 100 pA 79 ± 194 pA p > 0.05
duration 11 ± 5 ms 43 ± 22 ms p < 0.001
  1. †decay time constants from double exponential fit
  2. ‡standard deviation of the mean
  3. *Student's t-test
  4. Decay time constants τ1 and τ2 are shown for double exponential fits to the data. τ1 is shown for all IPSCs in the sample population (n = 954) and τ2 for responses with a significant second exponential (n = 319).