In order to investigate whether thalamic synchronization may contribute to the binding of different cortical representations in visual information processing, we made a neuromorphic model of the thalamo-cortical loop, using the cellular neural network (CNN) model and simulator. It is demonstrated with the aid of this model that the cortico-thalamic feedback by synchronizing dLGN relay cell responses, provides a temporal code and this may induce correlated activities in the target cortical neuron populations. Our results support the notion that using synchronization of temporally structured activities as general integration mechanism, the processing of visual information occurs simultaneously in the highly interconnected thalamo-cortical system.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 4th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks, and Their Applications, CNNA-96 - Seville, Spain|
Duration: Jun 24 1996 → Jun 26 1996
|Other||Proceedings of the 1996 4th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Neural Networks, and Their Applications, CNNA-96|
|Period||6/24/96 → 6/26/96|
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