Ghostbursting: A Novel Neuronal Burst Mechanism

  title={Ghostbursting: A Novel Neuronal Burst Mechanism},
  author={Brent Doiron and Carlo R. Laing and Andr{\'e} Longtin and Leonard Maler},
  journal={Journal of Computational Neuroscience},
Pyramidal cells in the electrosensory lateral line lobe (ELL) of weakly electric fish have been observed to produce high-frequency burst discharge with constant depolarizing current (Turner et al., 1994). We present a two-compartment model of an ELL pyramidal cell that produces burst discharges similar to those seen in experiments. The burst mechanism involves a slowly changing interaction between the somatic and dendritic action potentials. Burst termination occurs when the trajectory of the… CONTINUE READING