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The mitochondrion as a flip-flop memory element in neurons

Harry Erwin, Ph. D. harry at dherwin.org
Fri Dec 22 19:32:06 EST 2000


Theophilus Samuels <theophilus.samuels at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Elaborate please.

What about Simmons's evidence for 10-100 nanosecond resolution of range
in bat biosonar? The neurons involved are comparable to typical
mammalian neurons in their recovery times and rates of spiking. That's
pretty good evidence that the key cue is the exact timing of the action
potentials involved, not their presence or absence.

What about Levy's work on variable timing of action potential generation
in the hippocampus? During replay, the neurons spike much more quickly
than they did during the initial exposure to the stimuli.

> 
> T.L.S.
> 
> Harry Erwin, Ph. D. <harry at dherwin.org> wrote in message
> news:1em03vp.380928zetb0gN%harry at dherwin.org...
> > Theophilus Samuels <theophilus.samuels at btinternet.com> wrote:
> >
> > > It's that good ol' argument about 'digital vs analogue' again.
> > >
> > > T.L.S.
> > >
> >
> > Except that I've seen some suggestive evidence.
> >
> > --
> > Harry Erwin, PhD, <mailto:harry at dherwin.org>,
> > Senior Lecturer in Computing at the University of Sunderland,
> > Computational Neuroscientist (modeling bat behavior) and
> > Senior SW Analyst and Security Engineer.


-- 
Harry Erwin, PhD, <mailto:harry at dherwin.org>, 
Senior Lecturer in Computing at the University of Sunderland, 
Computational Neuroscientist (modeling bat behavior) and 
Senior SW Analyst and Security Engineer. 






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