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Model of Full Layer 5 Cortical Pyramidal Cell Reveals Similar Results as Simple Model

Figure 16. Now that we know that a simple model of a neuron will generate the "kink" and variability of action potential generation in a neuron, we examined whether or not this was also true of a more realistic model of cortical pyramidal cells. To do this, we used the model of Mainen, Sejnowski et al. to examine the possibility that similar effects may be observed in a fully reconstructed layer 5 pyramidal cell. For details see: Mainen et al., Neuron 15: 1427 (1995); Mainen and Sejnowski, Nature 382: 363 (1996). Their models of cortical neurons may be obtained here.