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Greg Stuart, Nelson Spruston, and Michael Häusser

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198566564

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.001.0001

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Dendritic integration

Dendritic integration

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(p.350) (p.351) Chapter 14 Dendritic integration
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Dendrites
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Nelson Spruston

Greg Stuart

Michael Häusser

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0014

The essence of neuronal function is to generate outputs, usually in the form of action potentials, in response to inputs, in the form of synaptic potentials. The morphology and membrane properties of dendrites are extremely important determinants of this input-output transformation. This chapter discusses the many factors affecting the dendritic integration of synaptic potentials, including the site of action potential initiation and dendritic excitability.

Keywords:   neuronal function, synaptic potentials, dendrites, input-output transformation, dendritic integration, dendritic excitability

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