Sergio Oscar Verduzco-Flores

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Neurons in the cortex exhibit a number of patterns that correlate with working memory. Specifically, averaged across trials of working memory tasks, neurons exhibit different firing rate patterns during the delay of those tasks. These patterns include: 1) persistent fixed-frequency elevated rates above baseline, 2) elevated rates that decay throughout the(More)
Temporal patterns of activity which repeat above chance level in the brains of vertebrates and in the mammalian neocortex have been reported experimentally. This temporal structure is thought to subserve functions such as movement, speech, and generation of rhythms. Several studies aim to explain how particular sequences of activity are learned, stored, and(More)
Recurrent networks of cortico-cortical connections have been implicated as the substrate of working memory persistent activity, and patterned sequenced representation as needed in cognitive function. We examine the pathological behavior which may result from specific changes in the normal parameters or architecture in a biologically plausible computational(More)
Persistent states are believed to be the correlate for short-term or working memory. Using a previously derived model for working memory, we show that disruption of the lateral inhibition can lead to a variety of pathological states. These states are analogs of reflex or pattern-sensitive epilepsy. Simulations, numerical bifurcation analysis, and fast-slow(More)
We present a cerebellar architecture with two main characteristics. The first one is that complex spikes respond to increases in sensory errors. The second one is that cerebellar modules associate particular contexts where errors have increased in the past with corrective commands that stop the increase in error. We analyze our architecture formally and(More)
A1 Functional advantages of cell-type heterogeneity in neural circuits Tatyana O. Sharpee A2 Mesoscopic modeling of propagating waves in visual cortex Alain Destexhe A3 Dynamics and biomarkers of mental disorders Mitsuo Kawato F1 Precise recruitment of spiking output at theta frequencies requires dendritic h-channels in multi-compartment models of(More)
The temporal structure of neuronal activity plays a fundamental role in brain function. In addition to the compelling structure found in birdsong, repeating temporal sequences have been experimentally observed in the mammalian neocortex, both at the levels of local field potentials and individual neurons. The mechanisms underlying the learning and(More)
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