Synaptic Channels

  • G. Bard ErmentroutEmail author
  • David H. Terman
Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 35)


So far, we have restricted our modeling and analysis efforts to single neurons. To begin to develop networks and the theoretical background for networks, we need to introduce an additional class of membrane channels. We have already looked at voltage- and ion-gated channels. However, there are many other channels on the surface of nerve cells which respond to various substances. Among the most important of these, at least in computational neuroscience, are synaptic channels.


Transmitter Release Postsynaptic Neuron Synaptic Depression Synaptic Conductance Postsynaptic Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. MathematicsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Dept. MathematicsOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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