Molecular Noise In Synaptic Communication

  title={Molecular Noise In Synaptic Communication},
  author={Sebastian Lotter and Maximilian Schafer and Robert Schober},
  journal={IEEE transactions on nanobioscience},
In synaptic molecular communication (MC), the activation of postsynaptic receptors by neurotransmitters (NTs) is governed by a stochastic reaction-diffusion process. This randomness of synaptic MC contributes to the randomness of the electrochemical downstream signal in the postsynaptic cell, called postsynaptic membrane potential (PSP). Since the randomness of the PSP is relevant for neural computation and learning, characterizing the statistics of the PSP is critical. However, the statistical… 


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