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Information Processing and Energy Dissipation in Neurons

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Title:Information Processing and Energy Dissipation in Neurons
Authors:McIntosh, Lane
Contributors:Still, Susanne (instructor)
Date Issued:2012
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract:We investigate the relationship between thermodynamic and information theoretic inefficiencies in an individual neuron model, the adaptive exponential integrate-and-fire neuron. Recent work has revealed that minimization of energy dissipation is tightly related to optimal information processing, in the sense that a system has to compute a maximally predictive model. In this thesis we justify the extension of these results to the neuron and quantify the neuron’s thermodynamic and information processing inefficiencies.
Pages/Duration:64 pages
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Appears in Collections: M.A. Plan B Theses- Mathematics Department

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