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Spike-accomodation in the hippocampus

bruce raoul parnas brp at neuron.arc.nasa.gov
Mon Feb 21 16:21:54 EST 1994

In article <2k61tf$p90 at news.u.washington.edu>, wcalvin at u.washington.edu (William Calvin) writes:
|> kisley at spot.Colorado.EDU (Michael Kisley) writes:
|> >I am seeking references regarding spike-accomodation in pyramidal cells
|> >(or any other cell types) in the hippocampal formation.  I am primarily
|> >speaking of the tendency for decreased spiking response to non-novel
|> >stimulation.  Nevertheless, I'd likely be interested in looking at any paper
|> What you are looking for is generally called "adaptation" in spiking; 
|> "accommodation" is generally reserved for threshold changes to a slow 
|> depolarization.

Actually, the tendency to "ignore" non-novel stimuli can also be a form
of accommodation since it can occur as a function of threshold modification.


AV Hill (1936) Excitation and Accommodation in Nerve. Proc. Royal Soc.
London, B, 119:305:355

and some variation on the theme to include spiking behavior:

BR Parnas and ER Lewis (1993) A computationally efficient spike initiator
model that produces a wide variety of neural responses, in FH Eeckman, ed.
Neural Systems: Analysis and Modeling, Kluwer Academic Press, Norwell, Ma,
pp. 67-76.

dr bruce parnas
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