Accession Number : ADA116886
Title : Neuron Selectivity: Single Neuron and Neuron Networks.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI CENTER FOR NEURAL SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Cooper,L N ; Munro,P ; Scofield,C
PDF Url : ADA116886
Report Date : 08 Jul 1982
Pagination or Media Count : 41
Abstract : A theory for neuron selectivity in visual cortes is presented and compared with neurophysiological data. In this theory, a neuron becomes maximally selective over the set of patterns presented to it. Theoretical predictions corespond well with results of various experimental paradigms including normal rearing, monocular and binocular deprivation, and reverse suture. Extensions of the theory to cortical networks based on anatomical data are discussed. The ideal synapse, which can alter its function between excitatory and inhibitory modes, must be resolved into excitatory and inhibitory synapses to agree with anatomical observation. A mathematical appendix provides stability analysis of the model's fixed point behavoir.
Descriptors : *Nerve cells, Selection, Networks, Theory, Visual cortex, Synapse, Interactions, Mathematical models
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE