What Language is Spoken Here? Conversations Between Neurons in Primate Visual Cortex

  • Vivien A. Casagrande
  • Xin Chen
  • Walter J. Jermakowicz
Conference paper


In this review we summarize results of our recent studies examining the role of spike timing between cells across early primate visual areas. Using methods that allowed us to examine spike timing between both pairs and larger groups of neurons we provide evidence that spike timing may be an important mechanism for propagating feed forward signals between the primary, secondary and tertiary cortical visual areas and that the propagation of this form of local cooperativity in the network is supported by oscillatory activity in the gamma frequency range.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vivien A. Casagrande
    • 1
  • Xin Chen
  • Walter J. Jermakowicz
  1. 1.Departments of & Developmental BiologyPsychology, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Vanderbilt Medical SchoolUSA

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