Temporal patterns of sensory information are important cues in behaviors ranging from spatial analyses to communication. Neural representations of the temporal structure of sensory signals include fluctuations in the discharge rate of neurons over time (peripheral nervous system) and the differential level of activity in neurons tuned to particular temporal features (temporal filters in the central nervous system). This paper presents our current understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the transformations between these representations in electric fish of the genus Eigenmannia. The roles of passive and active membrane properties of neurons, and frequency-dependent gain-control mechanisms are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Biology|
|State||Published - May 1 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)