Analogue resolution in a model of the Schaffer collaterals

  • Simon Schultz
  • Stefano Panzeri
  • Alessandro Treves
  • Edmund T. Rolls
Part I: Coding and Learning in Biology
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1327)

Abstract

We have analytically and numerically solved the mutual information expression for a quantitative model of the Schaffer collateral projections from the CA3 to the CA1 pyramidal cells within the hippocampus. Here we discuss in particular results from the model on the effect of analogue coding levels in the Schaffer collaterals, and the fact that this depends upon the sparseness of firing rate distributions in the hippocampus.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Schultz
    • 1
  • Stefano Panzeri
    • 1
  • Alessandro Treves
    • 2
  • Edmund T. Rolls
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PsychologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.Programme in Neuroscience, SISSATriesteItaly

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