The neuron as an analog NOT digital system
ataylor at superior.carleton.ca
Thu Aug 10 21:36:29 EST 1995
In article <4086rm$oir at ns1.faseb.org>, Kathy King <kathy at ns1.faseb.org> wrote:
>What about parallel processing? No one has mentioned how
>often one neuron can participate in more than one network
>at any given time. Also, most of the time no one knows
>if what is happening is going behavior --> firing or
>firing --> behavior, etc.
Many neurons can participate in more than one circuit. This is one
of the observations that called into question the very utility of the
concept in invertebrate neurobiology a number of years ago. In fact it is
very difficult to define what neurons are elements of the circuit and
which are not.
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