Information transfer in ampullary electroreceptors

Neiman, Alexander, Engel, Tatiana (2008) Information transfer in ampullary electroreceptors. APS Meeting Abstracts.

URL: http://meetings.aps.org/Meeting/MAR08/Event/75351

Abstract

Many neurons in central nervous system and in sensory periphery are characterized by significant correlations between consequent interspike intervals of their stochastic spontaneous activity. Such non-renewal stochastic dynamics can result from internal properties of a neuron, such as spike-frequency adaptation, as well as from external perturbations or both. We consider one example of such system, peripheral ampullary electroreceptors in paddlefish. Spontaneous dynamics of electroreceptors is characterized by extended serial correlations of interspike intervals resulting from nonlinear interaction of two stochastic oscillators embedded into the system. Using computational modeling and approaches from information theory we show that these correlations significantly improve information transfer of weak external stimuli.

Item Type: Paper
Additional Information: Meeting Abstract
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > neural networks
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
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Communities: CSHL labs > Engel lab
Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 19:24
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2017 19:24
URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/35094

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