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Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease$
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Roger Traub, MD and Miles Whittington, PhD

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195342796

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.001.0001

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Cortical Neurons and Their Models

Cortical Neurons and Their Models

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(p.179) 8 Cortical Neurons and Their Models
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Cortical Oscillations in Health and Disease
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Roger D. Roger

Miles A. Whittington

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342796.003.0008

The complexity of behavior of single neurons derives from a number a factors: they have complicated shapes; voltage-dependent conductances have intricate properties, and the conductances are distributed across the membrane with non-uniform densities; and synaptic conductances operate on many different time scales. Furthermore, each type of neuron has its own repertoire of shape, channel distribution, synaptic receptors, and firing properties.

Keywords:   intrinsic properties, neuronal morphology, membrane conductance, synaptic receptors

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