Accession Number:

AD0662334

Title:

INPUT-OUTPUT RELATIONS FOR AXO-SOMATIC ACTIVATION IN A NEURON MODEL,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1967-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Previous experimental findings have suggested that axo-dendritic activation is the primary source of nonlinear integration among input pulses while axo-somatic activation mediates a relatively inflexible driving influence on the cell. Our own previous work has examined a theoretical basis for this distinction and presented a model to account for the nonlinear properties of axo-dendritic activation. The present paper addresses the properties of axo-somatic activation with a digital-computer simulation of the elicitation of spikes by postsynaptic potentials. Input-output relations for regular and irregular temporal patterns of excitatory activation, and for combined excitatory and inhibitory activation are presented. The results corroborate the hypothesis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE