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Cable and Compartmental Models of Dendritic Trees

  • Idan Segev
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Abstract

In the previous chapter, we used a single compartment model to study the mechanisms for the activation of voltage-activated channels, which produce neuron firing. Next, we need to understand how inputs to the neuron affect the potential in the soma and other regions that contain these channels. The following chapter deals with the response of the neuron to synaptic inputs to produce postsynaptic potentials (PSPs). In this chapter, we concentrate on modeling the spread of the PSP through the dendritic tree.

Keywords

Compartmental Model Synaptic Input Input Resistance Dendritic Tree Cable Equation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998

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  • Idan Segev

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