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About bf-1

Description of dataset bf-1 (Basal Forebrain 1).

Summary of the data

The dataset contains LFP recordings from rats (wild type rattus norvegicus) obtained under two conditions (a) resting condition while animal is in home cage; (b) exploration of novel arena. Data is from waking state only and contains no sleep epochs.  The experiments, data and analysis are described in:

Basal forebrain contributes to default mode network regulation.  Jayakrishnen Nair, Arndt-Lukas Klaassen, Jozsef Arato, Alexei L. Vyssotski, Michael Harvey, Gregor Rainer.  PNAS (2018) doi:10.1073/pnas.1712431115

Format of the data

The data is stored in Matlab files, one for each recording. Within each Matlab file the data is organized using structures that are included in the document crcns_bf-1_data_description.pdf. Total data size is about 3M.

Conditions for usage of this data in publications

If you publish any work using the data, please cite the publication above (Nair et al. 2018) and also cite the data set in the following:

Jayakrishnen Nair, Arndt-Lukas Klaassen, Jozsef Arato, Alexei L. Vyssotski, Michael Harvey, Gregor Rainer (2018); Basal forebrain LFP recordings in home cage and during arena exploration.

The above citation uses a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is assigned to the data set.  The DOI was created using DataCite ( and the California Digital Library, "EZID" system (

How to download the data

Data may be downloaded from:
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Getting help using the data

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