• Corpus ID: 233407801

Learning Bayes-optimal dendritic opinion pooling

  title={Learning Bayes-optimal dendritic opinion pooling},
  author={Jakob Jordan and Jo{\~a}o Sacramento and Willem Am Wybo and Mihai A. Petrovici and Walter Senn},
Pooling different opinions and weighting them according to their reliability is conducive to making good decisions. We demonstrate that single cortical neurons, through the biophysics of conductancebased coupling, perform such complex probabilistic computations via their natural dynamics. While the effective computation can be described as a feedforward process, the implementation critically relies on the bidirectional current flow along the dendritic tree. We suggest that dendritic membrane… 


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