Diek W. Wheeler

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In cat visual cortex, we investigated with parallel recordings from multiple units the neuronal correlates of perceived brightness. The perceived brightness of a center grating was changed by varying the orientation or the relative spatial phase of a surrounding grating. Brightness enhancement by orientation contrast is associated with an increase of(More)
We present a non-parametric and computationally efficient method named NeuroXidence that detects coordinated firing of two or more neurons and tests whether the observed level of coordinated firing is significantly different from that expected by chance. The method considers the full auto-structure of the data, including the changes in the rate responses(More)
We investigated the relevance of single-unit recordings in the context of dynamical neural systems with recurrent synapses. The present study focuses on modeling a relatively small, biologically-plausible network of neurons. In the absence of any input, the network activity is self-sustained due to the resonating properties of the neurons. Recording of(More)
Synchronous neuronal firing has been proposed as a potential neuronal code. To determine whether synchronous firing is really involved in different forms of information processing, one needs to directly compare the amount of synchronous firing due to various factors, such as different experimental or behavioral conditions. In order to address this issue, we(More)
We computed the potential connectivity map of all known neuron types in the rodent hippocampal formation by supplementing scantly available synaptic data with spatial distributions of axons and dendrites from the open-access knowledge base Hippocampome.org. The network that results from this endeavor, the broadest and most complete for a mammalian cortical(More)
The open-plus-closed-loop (OPCL) entrainment control put forth by Jackson and Grosu [Physica D 85, 1 (1995)] is applied to an effective-neuron system as a way to extract stable limit cycles from a chaotic attractor, analogous to the retrieval of memories from a memory searching state. Additive Gaussian white noise, representing the natural noise inherent in(More)
Maximal conduction velocities of compound action potentials evoked by stimuli of 2 times threshold in the caudal cutaneous sural (CCSN) and medial cutaneous antebrachial (MCAN) nerves were determined by averaging potentials evoked and recorded through percutaneous needle electrodes. Mean maximal conduction velocities of compound action potentials were: CCSN(More)
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