Biological Cybernetics

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 83–85 | Cite as

A model for neuronal oscillations in the visual cortex

2. Phase description of the feature dependent synchronization
  • H. G. Schuster
  • P. Wagner


In a previous paper we have shown, that it is possible to model the oscillations observed in an orientation specific column in the visual cortex by coupling excitatory and inhibitory subpopulations of neurons which compose the column, and that these oscillations can be described by the phases of the corresponding limit cycle oscillators. By coupling different columns via long but finite range sparse interactions, we generate in the phase description stimulus dependent multiplicative couplings which explain experimentally observed synchronization effects.


Visual Cortex Cycle Oscillator Finite Range Limit Cycle Oscillator Synchronization Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Schuster
    • 1
  • P. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und Sternwarte, Universität KielKiel 1Federal Republic of Germany

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