Synapses and Long Term Plasticity
- Neurons communicate via synapses.
- These can be chemical synapses, or electrical synapses (gap junctions).
- Neurons are sparsely connected and most simulation is done with
chemical synapses or metaphorical connections.
- Using a metaphorical connection, synapses are merely weights to
- Changing the weights is knows as Long Term Plasticity.
- This can be Long Term Depression (reducing the weights) or Long
Term Potentiation (increasing the weights).