Dynamics of Mammalian Neurons

Kevin Spencer kspencer at iti.org
Sun Jul 24 14:04:17 EST 1994


herwin at mason1.gmu.edu (HARRY R. ERWIN) writes:

>The mammalian neuron is compartmented by dendritic spines. Each spine 
>functions in much the same way as a whole invertebrate neuron, so that 1) 
>the computational capabilities of the mammalian neuron exceed those of 
>the invertebrate neuron by several orders of magnitude and 2) the 
>internal dynamics of the dendritic tree are significant in the processing 
>of the mammalian neuron. [rest of message deleted]

This is very interesting.  Could you post some references for these
findings?

Thanks,

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Kevin Spencer
Cognitive Psychophysiology Laboratory and Beckman Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
kspencer at p300.cpl.uiuc.edu / kspencer at psych.uiuc.edu
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