Spontaneous firing statistics and information transfer in electroreceptors of paddlefish
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Spontaneous firing statistics and information transfer in electroreceptors of paddlefish


Ibiyinka Fuwape and Alexander B. Neiman

ABSTRACT
We study information processing in a peripheral sensory receptor system which possesses spontaneous dynamics with two distinct rhythms. Such organization was found in the electrosensory system of paddlefish and is represented by two distinct and unidirectionally coupled oscillators, resulting in biperiodic spontaneous firing patterns of sensory neurons. We use computational modeling to elucidate the functional role of spontaneous oscillations in conveying information from sensory periphery to the brain. We show that biperiodic organization resulting in nonrenewal statistics of background neuronal activity leads to significant improvement in information transfer through the system as compared to an equivalent renewal model.

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Physical Sciences
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Christian Bassey
17th April, 2018
17th April, 2018
http://oer.mciu.edu.ng/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/55-vc-XXXX.pdf


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