A. In grey the fluctuating 8–12 Hz alpha power that has been calculated from the summed excitatory activity of all three modes of the SJ3D model.
Alpha-power is moderately, yet systematically, inversely correlated to the mean firing rate (black) of the cortical node. B. The LFP time series show spontaneous fluctuations within the alpha-band. Low-amplitude alpha-oscillatory modes are accompanied by higher frequency activity. C. The MUA of the cortical node shows rhythmic bursting associated with an increase in alpha-band power (values shown for CSF = 0.6).