Integrative Properties in the Presence of Noise
In the previous chapter, we have reviewed models of synaptic noise which were directly based on in vivo measurements. In the present chapter, we use these models to investigate the type of consequences that this noisy synaptic activity can have on the fundamental behavior of neurons, such as their responsiveness and integrative properties. We start by reviewing early results of the effect of noise on neurons, before detailing, using computational models, a number of beneficial effects of the presence of intense synaptic background activity present in neocortical pyramidal neurons in vivo.
KeywordsBackground Activity Synaptic Input Stochastic Resonance Excitatory Synapse Integrative Property
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