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bursting neuron VS single spike neuron

Peter F. effectivespamblock at ozemail.com.au
Fri Jan 9 21:09:21 EST 2004

"Xiaoshen Li" <xli6 at gmu.edu> wrote in message
news:btkh4d$fc3 at portal.gmu.edu...
> Hi, Everyone:
> I remember that some neurons intend to fire a train of action
> potentials(APs) when receiving stimulus while some neurons intend to
> fire just one AP. Could anybody give me more information for the two
> groups of neuron? How and why they behave differently?
> Thank you very much.
> Best Regards,
> Xiaoshen Li


This is only to suggest that you eventually build an appropriately wide and
prominent "explanatory philosophical frame" around your eventually
up-to-date knowledge of the detailed difference in cell-chemistry between
'abruptly' and 'tenaciously' firing/responding neurons.

One step towards such a frame -- a step that amongst many others brought me
to "the evolutionary neuropsychological position of philanthropically
oriented overview on ourselves" that I now am in (whatever it is worth) --
was to read and contemplate (cross-correlate from and to) The Working Brain,
An Introduction To Neuropsychology", by Alexandr Romanovich Luria,
Penguin. - especially chapter 2.


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