From: Neil H. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Apr 06 2006 - 17:54:56 MDT
It's thought that the neurons used for interaural time-difference detection
in birds (for sound localization) primarily function as delay lines. Of
course, it's also possible that they have other functionalities besides
providing variable time delays.
Here's a fairly good review paper by McAlpine & Grothe (2003), which also
discusses whether or not a similar circuits is used by mammals:
On 4/4/06, Phillip Huggan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Why do you think some neurons are nothing more than time delay loops?
> Which neurons?
> *Charles D Hixson <firstname.lastname@example.org>* wrote:
> Still, some neural connections are pretty clearly time delay
> loops, and those can be done much more efficiently that by neural
> This implies that there exist other features that once we understand, we
> be able to simulate without replicating all the circuitry.
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