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Dendritic spines: convergence of theory and experiment

Koch, Christof and Zador, Anthony and Brown, Thomas H. (1992) Dendritic spines: convergence of theory and experiment. Science, 256 (5059). pp. 973-974. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130816-103206032

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Abstract

Dendritic spines, small protrusions covering the surface of many neurons, have fascinated anatomists ever since Ramon y Cajal first described them at the turn of the century. Until recently, their small size has precluded direct measurement of their functional properties. Nevertheless,spines have long been investigated from a theoretical point of view. Experimental and computational studies now seem to be converging toward a common viewpoint - that spines allow biochemical, rather than electrical,compartmentalization within neurons.


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Official Citation:Dendritic Spines: Convergence of Theory and Experiment Christof Koch, Anthony Zador and Thomas H. Brown Science , New Series, Vol. 256, No. 5059 (May 15, 1992), pp. 973-974 .
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