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This is the first of two papers on the electrosensory lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish. The ELL is the first stage in the central processing of electrosensory information from electroreceptors. Cells of the mormyrid ELL are affected at the time of the electric organ discharge (EOD) by two different inputs, EOD-evoked reafferent input from(More)
The electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish is a cerebellum-like structure that receives primary afferent input from electroreceptors in the skin. Purkinje-like cells in ELL store and retrieve a temporally precise negative image of prior sensory input. The stored image is derived from the association of centrally originating(More)
Social vocalizations are particularly important stimuli in an animal's auditory environment. Because of their importance, vocalizations should be strongly represented in auditory pathways. Mice commonly emit ultrasonic vocalizations with spectral content between 45 and 100 kHz. However, there is limited representation of these ultra-high frequencies(More)
An important question in sensory neuroscience is what coding strategies and mechanisms are used by the brain to detect and discriminate among behaviorally relevant stimuli. There is evidence that sensory systems migrate from a distributed and redundant encoding strategy at the periphery to a more heterogeneous encoding in cortical structures. It has been(More)
Neurons in the inferior colliculus (IC) of the mustached bat integrate input from multiple frequency bands in a complex fashion. These neurons are important for encoding the bat's echolocation and social vocalizations. The purpose of this study was to quantify the contribution of complex frequency interactions on the responses of IC neurons to social(More)
  • P D Roberts
  • 2000
The changes of synaptic strength are analyzed on two time scales: the fast local field dynamics, and the slow synaptic modification dynamics. The fast dynamics are determined by the synaptic strengths and background noise in the system. The slow dynamics are determined by the functional form of a temporal learning rule. Temporal learning rules are defined(More)
Mathematical analyses and computer simulations are used to study the adaptation induced by plasticity at inhibitory synapses in a cerebellum-like structure, the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish. Single-cell model results are compared with results obtained at the system level in vivo. The model of system level adaptation uses(More)
This is the second in a series of two papers on the mormyromast regions of the electrosensory lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish. In this study, we examined the effects of artificial stimulation of two of the three major central inputs to ELL on different morphologically identified cell types of ELL. The three major central inputs to ELL are the eminentia(More)
Association of a presynaptic spike with a postsynaptic spike can lead to changes in synaptic efficacy that are highly dependent on the relative timing of the pre- and postsynaptic spikes. Different synapses show varying forms of such spike-timing dependent learning rules. This review describes these different rules, the cellular mechanisms that may be(More)
We investigate the stability of negative image equilibria in mean synaptic weight dynamics governed by spike-timing-dependent plasticity (STDP). The model architecture closely follows the anatomy and physiology of the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of mormyrid electric fish. The ELL uses a spike-timing-dependent learning rule to form a negative(More)