Processing of Information in Synchroneously Firing Chains in Networks of Neurons

  • Jens Christian Claussen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4131)


The Abeles model of cortical activity assumes that in absence of stimulation neural activity in zero order can be described by a Poisson process. Here the model is extended to describe information processing by synfire chains within a network of activity uncorrelated to the synfire chain. A quantitative derivation of the transfer function from this concept is given.


Cortical Activity Synaptic Strength Coincidence Detector Single Spike Output Spike 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Christian Claussen
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und AstrophysikChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu KielKielGermany

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