the pattern produced by an action potential of a neuron when amplified and projected onto the screen of an oscilloscope or a computer monitor. It is a sharp high peak and a short dip below the base line.

SPIKE-WAVE ACTIVITY: "In spike-wave activity a spike is followed by a dip below the base line."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPIKE-WAVE ACTIVITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spike-wave-activity/ (accessed September 26, 2020).