The adaptation of spike propagation delays in single and networks of neurones.
Yossi Buskila (MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney)
Computational studies refer to the spike propagation delays as storage capacity units, and predict that the neuronal network use these delays to time signals and encode information. How these propagation delays are controlled and processed in cortical neurons has yet to be determined.
We are using multisite patch clamp recordings along with photostimulation techniques to study how activity dependent protocols such as STDP affects spike propagation delays in both single and neuronal networks.