Vertical system (VS) fly cells with biophysics (Dan et al 2018)

"The fly visual system offers a unique opportunity to explore computations performed by single neurons. Two previous studies characterized, in vivo, the receptive field (RF) of the vertical system (VS) cells of the blowfly (calliphora vicina), both intracellularly in the axon, and, independently using Ca2+ imaging, in hundreds of distal dendritic branchlets. We integrated this information into detailed passive cable and compartmental models of 3D reconstructed VS cells. Within a given VS cell type, the transfer resistance (TR) from different branchlets to the axon differs substantially, suggesting that they contribute unequally to the shaping of the axonal RF. ..."

Model Type: Axon

Cell Type(s): Fly lobular plate vertical system cell

Model Concept(s): Detailed Neuronal Models

Simulation Environment: NEURON

Implementer(s): Dan, Ohad [Ohad.Dan at]


Dan O, Hopp E, Borst A, Segev I. (2018). Non-uniform weighting of local motion inputs underlies dendritic computation in the fly visual system. Scientific reports. 8 [PubMed]

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