Basic questions about neurons

montand at attglobal.net montand at attglobal.net
Fri Dec 15 21:40:53 EST 2000

the book Spikes, exploring the neural code by rieke et al explores in depth
many  of the questions you ask, if you havent seen it.

George Bajszar wrote:

> I am trying to understand the basics behind neural spike trains and I
> only have guesses at this point. Can neural spike trains be viewed as
> an information stream where the timing between each spike represents
> unique data bits of the specific information stream, i.e. visual
> explicit memory data?
> Does timing between spikes carry such significant information? If so,
> can neurons be trained to record data streams through their input
> synapses and then be somehow triggered for replaying them through their
> output synapses?
> Thanks for any info.
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