Dendritic arithmetic

Nelson Spruston*, William L. Kath

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pyramidal neurons integrate synaptic inputs arriving on a structurally and functionally complex dendritic tree that has nonlinear responses. A study in this issue shows that nonlinear computation occurs in individual dendritic branches, and suggests a possible approach to building neural network models directly connected to the behavior of real neurons and synapses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalNature neuroscience
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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