Modeling cortical networks

  • Liset Menéndez de la Prida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 930)


A simple model of a microcolumn is developed. Each neuron is taken as a particular oscillator that is strongly connected to several others in a specific network. To model neuronal and network activities non-linear dynamical systems are used. Through stability and bifurcation analysis the dependence of neuronal activities with parameters is studied. A neurophysiological-based heterogeneity among different oscillators could be guarantee selecting different values for parameters of each cell. It is shown that with this simple approach more complex and varied temporal patterns are obtained.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Liset Menéndez de la Prida
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  1. 1.Complex Systems Research Group. Departament de Fisica i Enginyeria NuclearUniversität Politécnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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