Temporal structure of cortical activity

M. Abeles, Y. Prut

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Usually, it is assumed that the spike trains represent stochastic point processes, for which the main parameter are the (possibly variable) firing rates. However, when evaluating the relations among the firing times of several neurons, it is common to find very precise timing. Activity of 8-15 single units was recorded in parallel from the frontal cortex of monkeys performing a variety of localization and problem solving tasks. Patterns of firing in which several (3 or more) spikes appear repeatedly with the same intervals are called here spatio-temporal firing patterns. The present study refers to spatic-temporal firing patterns lasting for up to 450 ms, and in which the firing time is accurate to within ≈1 ms.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationArtificial Neural Networks, ICANN 1996 - 1996 International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsChristoph yon der Malsburg, Jan C. Vorbruggen, Werner von Seelen, Bernhard Sendhoff
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISBN (Print)3540615105, 3540615105, 9783540615101, 9783540615101
StatePublished - 1996
Event1st International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 1996 - Bochum, Germany
Duration: 16 Jul 199619 Jul 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, ICANN 1996

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996.


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