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. From where do neurons receive input?

  • Myelin
  • Dendrites
  • Nucleus
  • Axon

3. In a raster plot, what does the peristimulus histogram represent?

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

4. 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

5. What is rate coding?

  • Information about the stimulus or response is carried in the amplitude of the action potential
  • Information about the stimulus or response is carried in the pitch of the action potential
  • Information about the stimulus or response is carried in the rate at which the cell fires
  • Information about the stimulus or response is carried in the precise timing of the individual spikes

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