Abstract of FKI-196-94
Title: Synchronization without oscillatory neurons
Authors: Hans-Martin R. Arnoldi
Category: Technical Report (Forschungsberichte Künstliche Intelligenz)
Abstract: Recent experimental results suggest that neurons in the
visual cortex synchronize their action potentials on the
millisecond time scale. More importantly this binding
expresses functional relationships between the neurons.
In several neural network models oscillatory units were
used to simulate the behavior of the recorded neurons.
It is still under debate, however, whether neurons in the
cortex show oscillatory discharges per se. The model
proposed here exhibits the same synchronizing effects but
uses physiologically more plausible neurons. Especially a
high rate of noise cannot destroy synchronization in the
neural network simulations.
Keywords: synchronization of neuronal discharges, SynFire chains,
binding of information, neural network models,
neurophysiological information processing
Size: 17 pages
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