Analyzing the activity of large populations of neurons: how tractable is the problem? Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Action Potentials
  • Brain
  • Neurons

abstract

  • Understanding how the brain performs computations requires understanding neuronal firing patterns at successive levels of processing-a daunting and seemingly intractable task. Two recent studies have made dramatic progress on this problem by showing how its dimensionality can be reduced. Using the retina as a model system, they demonstrated that multineuronal firing patterns can be predicted by pairwise interactions.

publication date

  • August 2007

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC2911481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.conb.2007.07.002

PubMed ID

  • 17709240

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 397

end page

  • 400

volume

  • 17

number

  • 4