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On Optimal Information Storage in Synapses
2007 IEEE Information Theory Workshop
Among the functions of the brain is information storage, which is physically implemented through changes in the strengths of synapses. Experimental investigations have revealed that synapses possess interesting and, in some cases, unexpected properties. Adopting the optimization approach to biology, we describe an information theoretic framework that accounts for several of these properties: typical central synapses are noisy, the distribution of synaptic weights among central synapses is wide,doi:10.1109/itw.2007.4313109 fatcat:bzpamwgzbrgjbe2kvr3kleegmi