Accession Number : AD0668149

Title :   A RENEWAL THEORETIC APPROACH TO A FIRST PASSAGE TIME PROBLEM OCCURRING IN A NEURON FIRING MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Gastwirth,Joseph L.

Report Date : OCT 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The note presents an alternative approach to the mathematical analysis of a neuron firing model proposed by Ten Hoopen. It is concluded that the times between neuron firings will not be a Poisson process if Ten Hoopen's model represents the true firing process and the level of depolarization required for the neuron to fire is not too large. Therefore, the possible validity of these models is subjected to experimental verification. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NERVE IMPULSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), NERVE CELLS, PROBABILITY, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, RANDOM VARIABLES, INTEGRAL TRANSFORMS, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Operations Research
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE