Adaptation as a mechanism for gain control in an insect thermoreceptor.

@article{Tichy2008AdaptationAA,
  title={Adaptation as a mechanism for gain control in an insect thermoreceptor.},
  author={Harald Tichy and Harald Fischer and Ewald Gingl},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={2137-44}
}
Adaptation controls the gain of the input-function of the cockroach's cold cell during slowly oscillating changes in temperature. When the oscillation period is long, the cold cell improves its gain for the rate of temperature change at the expense of its ability to code instantaneous temperature. When the oscillation period is brief, however, the cold cell reduces this gain and improves its sensitivity for instantaneous temperature. This type of gain control has an important function. When the… CONTINUE READING