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What Are Spikes For?

Difficulty level
Intermediate
Speaker

This lesson discusses a gripping neuroscientific question: why have neurons developed the discrete action potential, or spike, as a principle method of communication? 

Topics covered in this lesson
  • The main function of spikes
  • Why we haven't made progress
  • Is it reproducible?
  • Is it correlated?
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Slides (2.7 MB)