Neuronal Oscillations Enhance Stimulus Discrimination by Ensuring Action Potential Precision

@article{Schaefer2006NeuronalOE,
  title={Neuronal Oscillations Enhance Stimulus Discrimination by Ensuring Action Potential Precision},
  author={Andreas T Schaefer and Kamilla Angelo and Hartwig Spors and Troy W. Margrie},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={145 - 160}
}
Dendrites are the most conspicuous feature of neurons. However, the principles determining their structure are poorly understood. By employing cable theory and, for the first time, graph theory, we describe dendritic anatomy solely on the basis of optimizing synaptic efficacy with minimal resources. We show that dendritic branching topology can be well described by minimizing the path length from the neuron's dendritic root to each of its synaptic inputs while constraining the total length of… CONTINUE READING

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