Gamma Rhythms and Cell Assemblies

  • Christoph Börgers
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 66)


In Section  33.2, we mentioned Hebb’s idea of cell assemblies. The hypothesis is that information is carried by membership in neuronal ensembles that (temporarily) fire together. One attractive aspect of this idea is that it would give a brain with 1011 neurons an unfathomably large storage capacity, since the number of subsets of a large set is huge.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Börgers
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsTufts UniversityMedfordUSA

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