Microcircuits: their structure, dynamics and role for brain function

Cutsuridis, Vassilis and Wennekers, Thomas and Graham, Bruce P. and Vida, Imre and Taylor, John G. (2009) Microcircuits: their structure, dynamics and role for brain function. Neural Networks, 22 (8). pp. 1037-1038. ISSN 0893-6080

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-Microcircuits have been characterised as functional modules that act as elementary processing units bridging single cells and systems levels (Grillner & Graybiel, 2006). The brain, from the neocortex to the spinal cord, consists of various microcircuits, each serving specific functions. Examples of such functional modules include cortical columns of the sensory cortices, glomeruli in the olfactory systems, networks for the storage and recall of memories in the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex, and neuronal circuits generating different aspects of motor behaviour. Understanding how neurons in microcircuits interact is one of the most fundamental questions in the neurosciences today. The goal of the current special issue is to provide a snapshot and a resumé of the current state-of-the-art of ongoing experimental and computational research on design principles and computational functions of various cortical microcircuits.

Keywords:microcircuits, neural models, hippocampus, associative memory
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B140 Neuroscience
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G730 Neural Computing
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:20 Jun 2017 10:15

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