The role of correlated firing and synchrony in coding information about single and separate objects in cat V1

Panzeri, S. and Golledge, H. D. R and Zheng, F. and Pola, G. and Blanche, T. J. and Tovee, M. J. and Young, M. P. (2002) The role of correlated firing and synchrony in coding information about single and separate objects in cat V1. Neurocomputing, 44-46 . pp. 579-584. ISSN 0925-2312

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Abstract

It has been suggested that correlated activity between groups of neurons indicates that they are responding to the same object. Evidence from visual cortex is controversial. We recorded multiunit activity from two different electrodes in V1 cortex of anaesthetized cats while presenting 0, 1 or 2 objects. We quantified how much information about stimulus configuration is contributed by independent rate modulations, and how much is added by correlated firing. We found that correlated firing increased the information carried by the firing rates of the recording sites. However, the information contributed by correlations was small compared to that of rates.

Keywords:Cross-correlations, Binding, Synchrony
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C850 Cognitive Psychology
B Subjects allied to Medicine > B140 Neuroscience
C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:24518
Deposited On:24 Aug 2017 14:31

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