This impoverished vista neglects a very important aspect of neurons, namely, that neurons (and particularly the dendritic tree) do not remain indifferent to the activity of the network of which they are part. Rather ... We then show that these nonlinear properties of dendrites and their synapses considerably enrich the repertoire of possible ... Hence, although the morphological character of dendrites remains constant, their electrical character changes when their input synapses are active.
|Title||:||Frontiers of Life: Intelligent systems|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press - 2002|