Single neurons with multiple activities

Mathematical Biology Seminar
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 11:00am for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 269
Gennady Cymbalyuk – Georgia State University, Neuroscience Institute and Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Leonid Bunimovich
Bursting, tonic spiking, sub-threshold oscillations and silence are basic robust regimes of activity of a single neuron. The talk will be focused on the co-existence of regimes of activity of neurons. Such multistability enhances potential flexibility to the nervous system and has many implications for motor control and decision making. I will identify different scenarios leading to multistability in the neuronal dynamics and discuss its potential roles in the operation of the central nervous system under normal and pathological conditions.