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Do nuerons continuously fire?

P-u-h-e-k Puhek at email.si
Thu Oct 7 10:18:34 EST 2004

Isn't epilepsy a disease where neurons fire for no reason in that way that
brain "shuts down"?

I guess if you take that as an extreme you can have a lot of smaller
discharges randomly.


"Jake Gold" <jake.cog at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1097242546.377425.218950 at z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> I was simply wondering if there is ever a circumstance in the brain
> where a neuron may enter a state whereopun it continuously fires
> through its axons, even though it is not recieving sufficient input
> from its dendrites to overcome the output threshold. I would suppose
> this may happen if at one time the dendrite input exceeds the output
> threshold at an exceptionally high level.
> I was wondering because this may be one of the few ways that a brain
> could form new connections based on passed experiences, IE - to bridge
> the gap of time between when input happens and when the neurons finally
> grow and make the new connections...

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