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Research Article

Slope-Based Stochastic Resonance: How Noise Enables Phasic Neurons to Encode Slow Signals

  • Yan Gai mail,

    yg30@nyu.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Brent Doiron,

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • John Rinzel

    Affiliations: Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: June 24, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000825

About the Authors

Yan Gai, John Rinzel
Center for Neural Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America
Brent Doiron
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Brent Doiron
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
John Rinzel
Courant Institute of Mathematical Science, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: yg30@nyu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: YG BD JR. Performed the experiments: YG. Analyzed the data: YG BD JR. Wrote the paper: YG.