# Linearization of excitatory synaptic integration at no extra cost

@article{Morel2017LinearizationOE, title={Linearization of excitatory synaptic integration at no extra cost}, author={D. Morel and Chandan Singh and W. Levy}, journal={Journal of Computational Neuroscience}, year={2017}, volume={44}, pages={173-188} }

In many theories of neural computation, linearly summed synaptic activation is a pervasive assumption for the computations performed by individual neurons. Indeed, for certain nominally optimal models, linear summation is required. However, the biophysical mechanisms needed to produce linear summation may add to the energy-cost of neural processing. Thus, the benefits provided by linear summation may be outweighed by the energy-costs. Using voltage-gated conductances in a relatively simple… CONTINUE READING

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