Is neural firing frequency an informational carrier in neural systems?

Koh Fuchigami, Noriyasu Homma, Masao Sakai, Kenichi Abe

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In this paper, we analyze the dynamics of isolated double feedback neural unit (DFNU) and its networks. An essential emphasis of the analysis is on use of the DFNU's simple formulations that can provide quantitative analytic results. Comparing dynamics of Hodgkin-Huxley model to that of DFNUs, it is shown that dynamics of DFNU is also physiologically plausible. The analytic results suggest that a direct coding of neural information on firing frequency may be difficult due to sensitivity to noisy inputs especially for low-frequency firings. On the other hand, high-frequency firings are appropriate for a neural informational carrier due to the reliability and robustness to noisy inputs. From simulation studies, it is also demonstrated that use of noisy inputs can enhance the dynamics of neural performances..

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SICE Annual Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventSICE Annual Conference 2005 - Okayama, Japan
Duration: 2005 Aug 82005 Aug 10


OtherSICE Annual Conference 2005


  • And Synchronous dynamics
  • Double feedback
  • Firing pattern
  • Neural spikes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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