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Heterogeneous electrical behavior of dendritic branches belonging to the same neuron; same class of dendrites (basal dendrites). Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of action potentials (APs) in basal dendrites of cortical pyramidal neurons. A train of 3 APs was triggered in the cell body and recorded in the most distal segment of five basal dendrites (5 dendritic tips). The first AP failed in the tip of one basal dendrite (lower left) but invaded the tips of other four basal dendrites. (Image courtesy Srdjan Antic)