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About pvc-6

Information about the data including cells, stimuli, format of the data.

Summary of the data

The data sets consist of whole cell current clamp slice electrophysiology recordings made from single neurons from coronal sections of the visual cortex of adult male mice. The experiments were performed in the presence of blockers of fast synaptic transmission with the goal of understanding the diversity of intrinsic neuronal excitability between cell classes. These experiments represent preliminary datasets being used to refine methods working towards producing slice electrophysiology data at scale.

Format of the data

The stimuli and responses are in HDF5 file format (.h5).  The original recordings were made in IGOR format.  Some attributes in the h5 refer to the IGOR format settings.  Total data size is about 2.4 GB.

How to download the data

Data may be downloaded from:
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How to cite the data

In addition to citing the paper listed above, publications created through usage of the data should cite the data set in the following recommended format:

Berg, Jim (2014): In vitro whole-cell patch clamp recordings from visual cortex neurons in the adult mouse.


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 (

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