Interpolating between Cellular Biophysics and Computation in Single Neurons

Neuron. 2003 Mar 27;37(6):890-1. doi: 10.1016/s0896-6273(03)00153-3.


What types of computations are performed on synaptic inputs within the dendritic trees of single neurons? In this issue of Neuron, present a systematic method to reduce complex, biophysically realistic neuron models to more tractable, simplified two-layered neural networks that could shed some light on this issue.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Biophysics*
  • Dendrites / physiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Mathematics
  • Models, Biological
  • Neural Networks, Computer*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Neurons / ultrastructure
  • Pyramidal Cells / physiology
  • Pyramidal Cells / ultrastructure
  • Synapses / physiology