Input-Output Transformation Within a Neuron

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Lou Beaulieu-Laroche

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This is an image of a live human brain cell (neuron). The cell body (spherical structure in the center) as well as the dendrites (the tree-like processes extending from the cell body) can be seen. I recorded the electrical properties of this human neuron with two electrodes (the thick triangles extending from the cell body). With my electrical recording, I was trying to gain insight into the input-output transformation happening in this particular neuron.