TB10 B&B Lecture 1; How is information represented in an individual neuron?

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1. Does amplitude of an action potential carry information?

  • No, each action potential has approximately the same amplitude
  • Yes, each actions potentials amplitude reflects the neurons activity
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2. How big is the tip of the electrode used in extracellular single unit recording?

  • 40 micrometers which detect 3+-1 surrounding neurons
  • 100 micrometers which detect 3+-1 surrounding neurons
  • 40 micrometers which detect 4/5/6 surrounding neurons
  • 100 micrometers which detect 4/5/6 surrounding neurons

3. In a raster plot, what does a dot represent?

  • How many spikes fired in a given period
  • An experimental trial
  • A spike
  • Time

4. In a raster plot, what does a row represent?

  • An experimental trial
  • How many spikes fired in a given period
  • A spike
  • Time

5. Is there ambiguity in bell shaped tuning curves?

  • Yes, the same firing rate can reflect different properties of the stimulus
  • No, the same firing rate always reflects the same property of the stimulus

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