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JRG - Biophysics of Neuronal Computation

Andreas Neef (Junior Research Group Leader)

Nerve cells communicate information by ways of action potentials travelling down their axons.  Which information is received by a neuron and how this information is encoded in a sequence of spikes, depends on the context, the network, in which a specific neuron is embedded.  As the spikes of a given neuron have a largely stereotypic waveform, the information is encoded in spike times.  Consequently, to understand encoding means to understand when and how the sodium channels at the axon initial segment initiate the action potential.

The aim of this research project is to provide an understanding of neuronal information encoding on the basis of the biophysical properties of sodium channels and how these properties underlie information encoding in different coding regimes.


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Neef, Andreas 

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