P. H. Wagner

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We study a neural network consisting of model neurons whose efferent synapses are either excitatory or inhibitory. They are densely interconnected on a local scale, but only sparsely on a larger scale. The local clusters are described by the mean activities of excitatory and inhibitory neurons. The equations for these activities define a neuronal(More)
In a previous paper we have shown, that it is possible to model the oscillations observed in an orientation specific column in the visual cortex by coupling excitatory and inhibitory subpopulations of neurons which compose the column, and that these oscillations can be described by the phases of the corresponding limit cycle oscillators. By coupling(More)
Amplifying on a proposal by O'Dell et al. for the realization of Bose-Einstein condensates of neutral atoms with attractive 1 / r interaction, we point out that the instance of self-trapping of the condensate, without an external trap potential, is physically best understood by introducing appropriate " atomic " units. This reveals a remarkable scaling(More)
We report on the design and performance of the electromagnetic calorimeter timing readout system (EMTiming) for the Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). The system will be used in searches for rare events with high-energy photons to verify that the photon is in time with the event collision, to reject cosmic-ray and beam-halo backgrounds, and to allow(More)
Results are presented from a search for new physics in the final state containing a photon (γ) and missing transverse energy (E[combininb /](T)). The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 5.0 fb(-1) collected in pp collisions at √[s]=7 TeV by the CMS experiment. The observed event yield agrees with standard-model expectations for the γ+E[combininb(More)
We present a search for a new narrow, spin-1, high mass resonance decaying to μ(+)μ⁻+X, using a matrix-element-based likelihood and a simultaneous measurement of the resonance mass and production rate. In data with 4.6 fb⁻¹ of integrated luminosity collected by the CDF detector in pp collisions at √s=1960 GeV, the most likely signal cross section is(More)
A search for a Higgs boson in the four-lepton decay channel H→ZZ, with each Z boson decaying to an electron or muon pair, is reported. The search covers Higgs boson mass hypotheses in the range of 110<m(H)<600 GeV. The analysis uses data corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 4.7 fb(-1) recorded by the CMS detector in pp collisions at √s=7 TeV from(More)
A pH sensitive scanning probe is realized by integrating a micron-sized field-effect sensor onto a cantilever designed for an atomic force microscope. The hybrid device, called a scanning probe potentiometer ͑SPP͒, is capable of measuring pH gradients over a sample surface. The device was used to profile the pH across a reservoir of laminar streams created(More)
BACKGROUND Prosody reflects rhythmic and melodic aspects in speech and is one of the quality measures that shows--apart from pure speech understanding--a rising interest in the assessment of technical hearing aids, especially of cochlear implants. At present, there is no adequate test battery for the German speaking population. The test battery presented in(More)
We evaluated the impact of maternal drug abuse at term on human placental cytochrome P450 (CYP)-mediated (Phase I) xenobiotic and steroid-metabolizing activities [aromatase, 7-ethoxyresorufin O-deethylase (EROD), 7-ethoxycoumarin O-deethylase (ECOD), pyrene 1-hydroxylase (P1OH), and testosterone hydroxylase], and androstenedione-forming isomerase, NADPH(More)