Agustin Gutierrez-Galvez

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This paper presents a novel combination of chemical sensors and the KIII model for simulating mixture perception with a habituation process triggered by local activity. Stimuli are generated by partitioning feature space with labeled lines. Pattern completion is demonstrated through coherent oscillations across granule populations using experimental odor(More)
This article presents an alternative phase coding mechanism for Freeman's KIII model of population neurodynamics. Motivated by experimental evidence that supports the existence of a neural code based on synchronous oscillations, we propose an analogy between synchronization in neural populations and phase locking in KIII channels. An efficient method is(More)
This paper presents a computational model for chemical sensor arrays inspired by the first two stages in the olfactory pathway: distributed coding with olfactory receptor neurons and chemotopic convergence onto glomerular units. We propose a monotonic concentration-response model that maps conventional sensor-array inputs into a distributed activation(More)
— We propose a biologically inspired model of olfactory processing for chemosensor arrays. The model captures three functions in the early olfactory pathway: chemotopic convergence of receptor neurons onto the olfactory bulb, center on-off surround lateral interactions, and adaptation to sustained stimuli. The projection of ORNs onto glomerular units is(More)
In an effort to deepen our understanding of mammalian olfactory coding, we have used an objective method to analyze a large set of odorant-evoked activity maps collected systematically across the rat olfactory bulb to determine whether such an approach could identify specific glomerular regions that are activated by related odorants. To that end, we(More)
Inspired by the ability of the olfactory bulb to enhance the contrast between odor representations , we propose a new hebbian learning rule that is able to increase the separability of odor patterns from gas sensor arrays. The proposed learning rule employs a hebbian term to build associations within odors and an anti-hebbian term to reduce correlated(More)
In this article, we analyze the ability of the early olfactory system to detect and discriminate different odors by means of information theory measurements applied to olfactory bulb activity images. We have studied the role that the diversity and number of receptor neuron types play in encoding chemical information. Our results show that the olfactory(More)
Odor identification is one of the main tasks of the olfactory system. It is performed almost independently from the concentration of the odor providing a robust recognition. This capacity to ignore concentration information does not preclude the olfactory system from estimating concentration itself. Significant experimental evidence has indicated that the(More)
The relationship between physicochemical properties of odor molecules and perceived odor quality is arguably one of the most important issues in olfaction and the rules governing this relationship remain unknown. Any given odor molecule will stimulate more than one type of receptor in the nose, perhaps hundreds, and this stimulation reflects itself in the(More)
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