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Noise Removal by Nonlinear Synapses

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationTrends in Research, 1998
EditorsJames M. Bower
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4615-4831-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4613-7190-8
Publication statusPublished - 1998


When many synaptic inputs convergence onto a neuron the pooled noise can overwhelm sparse input signals. However, thresholding the inputs can remove noise and signal quality can be maintained. We present here how this mechanism applies to photon detection in the retina.

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