Accession Number : AD0434647


Title :   RANDOM WALK MODELS FOR THE SPIKE ACTIVITY OF A SINGLE NEURON,


Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LAB OF ELECTRONICS


Personal Author(s) : Gerstein,George L ; Mandelbrot,Benoit


Report Date : 19 Mar 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : Quantitative methods for the study of the statistical properties of spontaneously occurring spike trains from single neurons have recently been presented. Such measuremens suggest a number of descriptive mathematical models. One of these, based on a random walk towards an absorbing barrier, can describe a wide range of neuronal activity in terms of two parameters. These parameters are readily associated with known physiological mechanisms. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BIONICS , *MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , NERVE CELLS , NERVE CELLS , MEASUREMENT , PHYSIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE