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Coarse-Grained Reduction and Analysis of a Network Model of Cortical Response: I. Drifting Grating Stimuli

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Coarse-Grained Reduction and Analysis of a Network Model of Cortical Response: I. Drifting Grating Stimuli
We present a reduction of a large-scale network model of visual cortex developed by McLaughlin, Shapley, Shelley, and Wielaard. The reduction is from many integrate-and-fire neurons to a spatially coarse-grained system for firing rates of neuronal subpopulations. It accounts explicitly for spatially varying architecture, ordered cortical maps (such as orientation preference) that vary regularly across the cortical layer, and disordered cortical maps (such as spatial phase preference or stochastic input conductances) that may vary widely from cortical neuron to cortical neuron. The result of the reduction is a set of nonlinear spatiotemporal integral equations for "phaseaveraged" firing rates of neuronal subpopulations across the model cortex, derived asymptotically from the full model without the addition of any extra phenomological constants. This reduced system is used to study the response of the model to drifting grating stimuli--where it is shown to be useful for numeric...
Michael Shelley, David McLaughlin
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where JCNS
Authors Michael Shelley, David McLaughlin
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