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Neuromimes

  • Ronald J. MacGregor
  • Edwin R. Lewis

Abstract

A neuromime is a device for simulating the electrical activity of a patch of neural membrane. The interest in neuromimes derives mainly from their application to simulating input-output activity of entire neurons according to mechanisms for generating trains of action potentials by postsynaptic potentials. This interpretation is approximately valid as long as the action potentials of the neuron in question can be considered to originate from a single main “triggering” section. A group of neuromimes may be interconnected with appropriate time delay elements to simulate the activity of a small neural network. Alternatively, several neuromimes may be used to represent the activity of a single neuron. Here, each neuromime represents a patch of membrane and is interconnected with the others by way of intervening resistances according to the morphology of the cell to be simulated.

Keywords

Firing Rate Interspike Interval Neural Code Input Event Frequency Transfer 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. MacGregor
    • 1
  • Edwin R. Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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