The Computing Dendrite : From Structure to Function

Neuronal dendritic trees are complex structures that endow the cell with powerful computing capabilities and allow for high neural interconnectivity. Studying the function of dendritic structures has a long tradition in theoretical neuroscience, starting with the pioneering work by Wilfrid Rall in t...

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Other Authors: Cuntz, Hermann (Editor), Remme, Michiel W.H. (Editor), Torben-Nielsen, Benjamin (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Part 1: Dendritic morphology
  • The cell biology of dendrite differentiation
  • Archetypes and outliers in the neuromorphological space
  • Neuronal arborizations, spatial innervation and emergent network connectivity
  • Shaping of neurons by environmental interaction
  • Modelling dendrite shape from wiring principles
  • A statistical theory of dendritic morphology
  • Reverse engineering the 3D structure and sensory-evoked signal flow of rat vibrissal cortex
  • Optimized dendritic morphologies for noisy inputs
  • Part 2: Dendritic computation
  • Noisy dendrites: models of dendritic integration in vivo
  • Distributed parallel processing in retinal amacrine cells
  • Dendritic computation of direction in retinal neurons
  • Rapid integration across tonotopy by individual auditory brainstem octopus cells
  • Computing temporal sequence with dendrites
  • Modelling the cellular mechanisms of fly optic flow processing
  • Biophysical mechanisms of computation in a looming sensitive neuron
  • Biophysics of synaptic inhibition in dendrites
  • Role of nonuniform dendrite properties on input processing by GABAergic interneurons
  • Subthreshold resonance and membrane potential oscillations in a neuron with non-uniform active dendritic properties
  • A trade-off between dendritic democracy and independence in neurons with intrinsic subthreshold membrane potential oscillations
  • Dendrites enhance both single neuron and network computation
  • Dendritic size and topology influence burst firing in pyramidal cells
  • Stochastic ion channel gating and probabilistic computation in dendritic neurons
  • Cellular and dendritic memory allocation
  • Synaptic plasticity and pattern recognition in cerebellar Purkinje cells
  • Response of gap junction coupled dendrites: a sum-over-trips approach
  • Automated parameter constraining of single neuron models
  • Morphological reduction of dendritic neurons
  • Index