Synaptic function: Dendritic democracy

  title={Synaptic function: Dendritic democracy},
  author={Michael H{\"a}usser},
  journal={Current Biology},
Neurons receive synaptic inputs primarily onto their dendrites, which filter synaptic potentials as they spread toward the soma. Recent results indicate that this filtering appears to be compensated by increasing the synaptic conductance at distal synapses, thus normalizing the efficacy of synaptic inputs at the soma.