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Excitable dynamical systems
Author(s): Pavel Pokorny
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Paper Abstract

Excitability, i.e., a large-amplitude response to a super- threshold perturbation while a sub-threshold perturbation leaves the system almost unchanged, is the key property of neural cells of the retina of human eye. Basic terms are introduced and the dynamic behavior under single-pulse and under periodic perturbation is discussed in detail using the firing ratio as a function of the perturbation amplitude and of the perturbation period forming a 'devil staircase' structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4356, 12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, (7 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417864
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Pavel Pokorny, Institute of Chemical Technology (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4356:
12th Czech-Slovak-Polish Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Perina; Miroslav Hrabovsky; Jaromir Krepelka, Editor(s)

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