Signal integration enhances the dynamic range in neuronal systems.

@article{Gollo2012SignalIE,
  title={Signal integration enhances the dynamic range in neuronal systems.},
  author={Leonardo L. Gollo and Claudio R. Mirasso and V{\'i}ctor M. Egu{\'i}luz},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={85 4 Pt 1},
  pages={
          040902
        }
}
The dynamic range measures the capacity of a system to discriminate the intensity of an external stimulus. Such an ability is fundamental for living beings to survive: to leverage resources and to avoid danger. Consequently, the larger is the dynamic range, the greater is the probability of survival. We investigate how the integration of different input signals affects the dynamic range, and in general the collective behavior of a network of excitable units. By means of numerical simulations… 

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