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Each synapse to its own

A neuron can receive thousands of inputs that, together, tell it when to fire. New techniques can image the activity of many inputs, and shed light on how single neurons perform computations in response.

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Figure 1: Synapses of an orientation-selective neuron.

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Priebe, N., Ferster, D. Each synapse to its own. Nature 464, 1290–1291 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/4641290b

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