Ilan Breskin

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We study living neural networks by measuring the neurons' response to a global electrical stimulation. Neural connectivity is lowered by reducing the synaptic strength, chemically blocking neurotransmitter receptors. We use a graph-theoretic approach to show that the connectivity undergoes a percolation transition. This occurs as the giant component(More)
s of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Neuroscience Eilat, Israel, December 3–5, 2006 Received 10 October 2006; Accepted 10 October 2006 The Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) was founded in 1993 by a group of Israeli leading scientists conducting research in the area of neurobiology. The primary goal of the society was to promote and(More)
We study neural connectivity in cultures of rat hippocampal neurons. We measure the neurons’ response to an electric stimulation for gradual lower connectivity, and characterize the size of the giant cluster in the network. The connectivity undergoes a percolation transition described by the critical exponent β ≃ 0.65. We use a theoretic approach based on(More)
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