Dendritic processing

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2001 Aug;11(4):415-22. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(00)00228-2.


Dendritic processing multiplies the computational power of a single neuron by enabling the processing of inputs in a spatio-temporally differentiated manner. Recently, the development of new and refined optical, electrophysiological and molecular-biological techniques has led to new insights into dendritic function and revealed an astonishing plethora of computational mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dendrites / physiology*
  • Electrophysiology
  • Models, Neurological
  • Molecular Biology / methods
  • Optics and Photonics
  • Second Messenger Systems / physiology