Some useful references mentioned in our first discussion session:
Bartlett Mel. NMDA-based pattern discrimination in a modeled cortical neuron. Neural Computation, 4:502–517, July 1992.
Michael London and Michael Hausser. Dendritic computation. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 28:503–532, 2005.
Tiago Branco and Michael Hausser. The single dendritic branch as a fundamental functional unit in the nervous system. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 20:494–502, 2010.
Matthew Larkum and Thomas Nevian. Synaptic clustering by dendritic signalling mechanisms. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 18:321–331, 2008.
Guy Major, Matthew E. Larkum and Jackie Schiller. Active Properties of Neocortical Pyramidal Neuron Dendrites. Annu. Rev. Neurosci, 36:1–24, 2013.
Jeff Hawkins and Subutai Ahmad. Why neurons have thousands of synapses, a theory of sequence memory in neocortex. Frontiers in Neural Circuits, 10, 2016.
Robert Fry. Observer-participant models of neural processing. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 6(4), July 1995.
Robert Fry. Rational neural models based upon information theory. In Hanson and Silver, editors, Maximum Entropy and Bayesian Methods, pages 335–340. Kluwer, 1996.
Bin Dai, Ding Shilin, and Grace Wahba. Multivariate bernoulli distribution. Bernoulli, 19(4):1465–1483, 2013.
A more detailed paper about the biology of active dendrites:
Guy Major, Alon Polsky, Winfried Denk, Jackie Schiller and David W. Tank. Spatiotemporally Graded NMDA Spike/Plateau Potentials in Basal Dendrites of Neocortical Pyramidal Neurons. J Neurophysiol 99:2584-2601, 2008. doi:10.1152/jn.00011.2008
Melika Payvand from INI sent me this very interesting paper which is from a more computational perspective:
Schiess M, Urbanczik R, Senn W. Somato-dendritic Synaptic Plasticity and Error-backpropagation in Active Dendrites. PLoS Comput Biol 12(2): e1004638. doi:10.1371/journal. pcbi.1004638, 2016