Burst structure can code different stimulus features in thalamic neuron models
© Elijah and Montemurro; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2009
Published: 13 July 2009
Bursting behaviour in the neural response has recently been found to be relevant for the coding of information about a stimulus . In this study, multi conductance (MC)  and a simple integrate and fire or burst (IFB)  thalamic cell models, capable of producing realistic bursting, were analyzed and found to be responsive to stimulus features not encoded by individual spikes. The models were driven by a naturalistic correlated noisy stimulus representing synaptic input . We then computed spike/burst-triggered averages (S/BTAs).
This work was supported by the UK Medical Research Council, EPSRC EP/C010841/1.
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