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Dendrite Analogy

Comparing dendrite function to the function of an audio compressor.

Mitchell Canter

on 17 March 2011

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Transcript of Dendrite Analogy

Dendrites remind me of a particular piece of audio equipment. receptors Specifically... the audio compressor. receive input from neurons and pass it along to cells... but only if they cross the threshold of activiaton. Not enough synaptic reactions? No activation at the dendrite. An audio compressor also utilizes a threshold. audio that gets received by the compressor is only compressed ...if its level EXCEEDS the threshold. Not enough signal to the audio, no compression takes place. Similar concepts...don't you think?
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