In this chapter we consider efforts directed toward understanding the dynamic properties of neuron pools of intermediate size, containing some hundreds to thousands of neurons. The motivation behind this work is the possibility of understanding the overall dynamics of large masses of neural tissue in terms of such pools, on the one hand, and to understand the properties of such pools in terms of their individual constituent neurons, on the other. Thus, such pools might serve as an intermediate conceptual device in linking the dynamic properties of single neurons to the behavior of extensive masses of neural tissue—a gap that has not been successfully bridged by other means at least thus far.
KeywordsSpike Train Afferent Fiber Parent Population Fiber System Neural Code
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