Awake Spontaneous Vm

Traces from one neuron available under license

As part of our study of the effect of wakefulness on cortical excitation and inhibition, we measured the membrane potential of pyramidal neurons of layer 2/3 of awake mouse visual cortex. By clicking here, you can obtain traces (in Matlab format) from one of these neurons, recorded in the absence of visual stimuli (gray screen), with no current injections. There are 19 trials (rows), ~4.95 s per trial. Data were sampled at 20 kHz.

To use these data in a publication you must comply with the license below, which requires you to contact us for permission, and cite the original paper: Haider, B., Häusser, M., Carandini M. Inhibition dominates sensory responses in the awake cortex. Nature 493, 97–100 (2013).

License. The datasets provided on this page by B. Haider, M. Häusser, and M. Carandini are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.

This license requires that you contact us before you use the data for your own (non-commercial) research purposes. In particular, this license states that you have to obtain permission if you intend to publish a new analysis performed with this data (no derivative works-clause).

To obtain permission contact Bilal Haider ( or Matteo Carandini (

Cortical Processing Laboratory