Axon collaterals ?

SeeBelow at SeeBelow.Nut SeeBelow at SeeBelow.Nut
Tue Dec 16 20:25:13 EST 2003


Matthew Kirkcaldie wrote:
> 
> In article <Xns94539459E651FBilZ0rhotmailcom at 202.20.93.13>,
>  BilZ0r <BilZ0r at TAKETHISOUThotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Yes, its very common. Just often another way a cell mediates negative
> > feedback.
> 
> Why would an autapse from an excitatory neuron constitute "negative
> feedback"?  It would be a positive feedback loop if anything.
> 
>          Matthew.

Which suggests that these autapses are likely to be inhibitory, but I
don't believe that's necessary.  Does anyone know whether most of them
are inhibitory?

Mitchell Timin

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