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neuron triggering

jamie morken foster at uvic.ca
Tue Feb 16 18:15:24 EST 1999


Hi all,


Jeffrey Stern wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jamie morken <foster at uvic.ca>
> Newsgroups: bionet.neuroscience
> Date: Monday, February 15, 1999 2:15 AM
> Subject: neuron triggering
>
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Do neurons fire when the inputs sum to a certain voltage, or is it less
> >clear cut than this?  Thanks
> >
> >Jamie Morken
>
> Yes. Bear in mind that the level of depolarization (what you call "a certain
> voltage") necessary to fire the cell is variable.
> >

Does the level of depolarization vary based on voltages from that neurons inputs
or from past firings which change the chemical makeup of the neuron - or is it
some other mechanism?  Thanks

Jamie Morken






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