Accession Number : AD0821089

Title :   CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CYBERNETICS OF THE NEURON (CONTRIBUTII LA CIBERNETICA NEURONULUI).

Descriptive Note : Edited translation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Nicolau, E. ; Balaceanu, C.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The authors study the transmission and processing of signals by neurons and synapses, to contribute to the understanding of the mechanisms developed in neurons. They first determine the law of information transmission through the synapse, referring only to those synapses in which acetylcholine is the chemical intermediate agent; they establish the equation permitting the evaluation of the intermediate agent concentration at the level of the post-synaptic membrane, explain the ionic migrations produced by the postsynaptic membrane, as well as the variation in time of the postsynaptic potential which is complex and depends on an external factor, i.e., the input signal, and on a series of internal factors, and they present the expression which gives the state of excitation or central inhibition of the neuron as defined by Sherington. The actual state of the neuron also depends on the earlier state of the respective neuron, which presumes the existence of other memory devices in the neuron. A first conclusion is that the receiving pole behaves not like a simple relay station, but as a complicated analog computer.

Descriptors :   (*NERVE CELLS, CYBERNETICS), RUMANIA, NERVES, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, ACETYLCHOLINE, ANALOG SYSTEMS, NERVE IMPULSES, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE