Poisson-Nernst-Planck equations

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 10:50am
Jerome Cartailler (École Normale Supérieure)
Most synaptic excitatory connections are made on dendritic spines. But how the voltage in spines is modulated by its geometry remains unclear. In this talk I shall focus on possible impacts of the synapse geometry on its electrical properties that are surprisingly not well understood on a basic level. I will use as an example the dendritic spine which has a peculiar shape composed of a bulby head connected to a thin neck.
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