Coincidence Detector Properties of Small Networks of Interneurons

  • Angelo Di Garbo
  • Michele Barbi
  • Santi Chillemi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4729)


We study the transmission of excitatory synaptic inputs by a network of interneurons, coupled by electrical and inhibitory synapses, in the cases in which the network consists of three and four coupled units. It is shown that in both cases the network behaves as a coincidence detector.


Amacrine Cell Excitatory Input Inhibitory Interneuron Electrical Coupling Inhibitory Synapse 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Di Garbo
    • 1
  • Michele Barbi
    • 1
  • Santi Chillemi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Biofisica CNR, Sezione di Pisa, Via G. Moruzzi 1, 56124 PisaItaly

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