My understanding is that neurons are prevented from firing too often by a 2-part refactory period: an immediate inability to fire again for a period of time followed by an increased threshold for firing for an extended period of time.
My question is simply whether or not there is an additional "collective" aspect of the refactory period or other mechanism which prevents too many firing based on frequency within a period of time. In other words, the refactory period as I understand it is the same each time a neuron fires, regardless of whether or not it has repeatedly fired as often as possible for a period of time before hand. I'm asking whether there's a mechanism that takes into account how many times the neuron has fired within x timeframes collectively to prevent further firings or weakens the output, sort of like a "resistance" (in which case it would be a mechanism having more to do with the synapse than the action potential / refactory period).
Do neurons feature a collective “resistance” to firing too often beyond the refactory period?