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Math Biosci. 2004 Mar-Apr;188:81-97.

Stochastic resonance and synchronization in the crayfish caudal photoreceptor.

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Department of Neurological Surgery, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 525 East 68th Street, Box #99, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10021, USA. ssb2001@med.cornell.edu

Abstract

Stochastic resonance is the process by which noise added to a weak external stimulus can enhance encoding efficiency in the sensory periphery and thence in the central nervous system. Stochastic synchronization is the process by which noisy phase synchronization of two periodic (or aperiodic) signals can occur. Together with a brief review of both concepts, we illustrate their applications to the encoding of weak external hydrodynamic signals in the mechanosensory system of the crayfish.

PMID:
14766095
DOI:
10.1016/j.mbs.2003.09.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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