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Linear Cable Theory

Christof Koch

in Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104912
eISBN:
9780197562338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

In the previous chapter, we briefly met some of the key actors of this book. In particular, we introduced the RC model of a patch of neuronal membrane and showed an instance where such a “trivial” ... More


Passive Dendritic Trees

Christof Koch

in Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104912
eISBN:
9780197562338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0009
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The previous chapter dealt with the solution of the cable equation in response to current pulses and steps within a single unbranched cable. However, real nerve cells possess highly branched and ... More


Synaptic Input

Christof Koch

in Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104912
eISBN:
9780197562338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0010
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

How information circulates in the brain was the subject of a heated debate lasting a decade or more among anatomists in the closing years of the last century. One camp argued that neural tissue ... More


Stochastic Models of Single Cells

Christof Koch

in Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104912
eISBN:
9780197562338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195104912.003.0021
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The majority of experiments in neurophysiology are based upon spike trains recorded from individual or multiple nerve cells. If all the action potentials are taken to be identical and only the ... More


Synaptic Interactions In A Passive Dendritic Tree

Christof Koch

in Biophysics of Computation: Information Processing in Single Neurons

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195104912
eISBN:
9780197562338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139853.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

Nerve cells are the targets of many thousands of excitatory and inhibitory synapses. An extreme case are the Purkinje cells in the primate cerebellum, which receive between one and two hundred ... More


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