A reciprocal relationship between reliability and responsiveness in developing visual cortical neurons.

@article{Rust2002ARR,
  title={A reciprocal relationship between reliability and responsiveness in developing visual cortical neurons.},
  author={Nicole C. Rust and Simon R. Schultz and J. Anthony Movshon},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={10519-23}
}
As the visual cortex matures, developmental modifications change the visually evoked firing patterns of single neurons. To explore the relationship between these developmental changes and the fidelity with which neurons transmit information, we measured the reliability of neuronal responses during postnatal development. Infant neurons have lower variability and higher dependence of transmitted information on firing rate than adult cells. Fewer spikes are needed by the infant cortex to convey… CONTINUE READING