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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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Short stories about small brains

Short stories about small brains

Linking biophysics to computation

(p.441) Chapter 17 Short stories about small brains

Gilles Laurent

Alexander Borst

Oxford University Press

This chapter is about linking biophysics to computation. While the properties of dendritic voltage-gated currents in vertebrate neurons have recently received considerable (and renewed) attention, their potential functions for circuit integration and behavior remain largely speculative. This chapter summarizes results obtained from insect neurons. In such systems, the functional link between the particular biophysical properties of dendrites and the specific computations performed by them can often be made, providing an important explanatory bridge between different levels of analysis.

Keywords:   voltage-gated currents, vertebrate neurons, dendrites, computations, biophysical properties, functional link

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