Amelia Waddington

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Synfire chains have long been proposed to generate precisely timed sequences of neural activity. Such activity has been linked to numerous neural functions including sensory encoding, cognitive and motor responses. In particular, it has been argued that synfire chains underlie the precise spatiotemporal firing patterns that control song production in a(More)
Precisely timed and sequential activity patterns are commonplace throughout the nervous system and thought to play important roles in neural processing. The generation of such precise sequences of spikes has been conjectured to rely on the existence of so-called synfire chains. Synfire chains are effectively feed-forward structures composed of multiple(More)
Biological neural networks display much variation in form and structure, each specialized for the informationprocessing task at hand. It has been shown in many cases that the immature network must be exposed to the correct neural activity in order for the appropriate structure to develop. Understanding how early activity patterns determine network structure(More)
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