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  Synaptic unreliability facilitates information transmission in balanced cortical populations

Gatys, L., Ecker, A. S., Tchumatchenko, T., & Bethge, M. (2014). Synaptic unreliability facilitates information transmission in balanced cortical populations. In 15th Conference of Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNa 2014): The Changing Face of Publishing and Scientific Evaluation (pp. 11-11).

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Gatys, L, Author
Ecker, Alexander S1, 2, Author              
Tchumatchenko, T, Author
Bethge, Matthias2, 3, Author              
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1Department Physiology of Cognitive Processes, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497798              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              
3Research Group Computational Vision and Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497805              

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 Abstract: Cortical neurons fire in a highly irregular manner, suggesting that their input is tightly balanced and changes in presynaptic firing rate are encoded primarily in the variance of the postsynaptic currents. Here we show that such balance has a surprising effect on information transmission: Synaptic unreliability which is ubiquitous in cortex and usually thought to impair neural communication actually increases the information rate. We show that the beneficial effect of noise is based on a very general mechanism which contrary to stochastic resonance does not rely on a threshold nonlinearity.

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 Dates: 2014-10
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Title: 15th Conference of Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNa 2014): The Changing Face of Publishing and Scientific Evaluation
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Title: 15th Conference of Junior Neuroscientists of Tübingen (NeNa 2014): The Changing Face of Publishing and Scientific Evaluation
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