CNS*2002 Workshops

University of Chicago, July 25, 2002

Oscillations in Peripheral Sensory Receptors:
What Do They Accomplish?

David F. Russell
Alexander B. Neiman
(Center for Neurodynamics, University of Missouri at St. Louis, USA)

Mini-symposium, 1 session.

The minisymposium will be about peripheral sensory neurons which possess oscillatory properties, including thermoreceptor afferents and several types of hair cell - primary afferent receptors. The speakers will review the evidence for oscillatory properties, but are asked to specifically address what functional implications the oscillatory properties may have for the sensitivity, adaptation, dynamic range, and stimulus encoding properties of sensory receptors, citing both experiments and computational simulations.


  • Hans Braun (University of Marburg, Germany)
  • Eugene Izhikevich (Neuroscience Institute, San Diego, USA)
  • Andre Longtin (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Peter Narins (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
  • Frank Jülicher (Max Planck Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme, Germany)
  • Alexander Neiman (Center for Neurodynamics, St. Louis, USA)