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Synaptic Integration in Dendritic Trees

Gulledge, Allan T; Kampa, Bjoern; Stuart, Gregory J


Most neurons have elaborate dendritic trees that receive tens of thousands of synaptic inputs. Because postsynaptic responses to individual synaptic events are usually small and transient, the integration of many synaptic responses is needed to depolarize most neurons to action potential threshold. Over the past decade, advances in electrical and optical recording techniques have led to new insights into how synaptic responses propagate and interact within dendritic trees. In addition to their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Neurobiology
DOI: 10.1002/neu.20144


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