Thang Vu Duong

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an increasingly common technique used to selectively modify neural processing. However, application of TMS is limited by uncertainty concerning its physiological effects. We applied TMS to the cat visual cortex and evaluated the neural and hemodynamic consequences. Short TMS pulse trains elicited initial activation(More)
We address the problem of knowledge acquisit ion for alarm correlation in a complex dynamic system like a telecommunications network. To reduce the amount of informat ion coming from telecommunications equipment, one needs to preprocess the alarm stream and we propose here a way to acquire some knowledge to do that. The key idea is that only the frequent(More)
The response of a neuron in striate cortex to an optimally oriented stimulus is suppressed by a superimposed orthogonal stimulus. The neural mechanism underlying this cross-orientation suppression (COS) may arise from intracortical or subcortical processes or from both. Recent studies of the temporal frequency and adaptation properties of COS suggest that(More)
The response of a cell in the primary visual cortex to an optimally oriented grating is suppressed by a superimposed orthogonal grating. This cross-orientation suppression (COS) is exhibited when the orthogonal and optimal stimuli are presented to the same eye (monoptically) or to different eyes (dichoptically). A recent study suggested that monoptic COS(More)
Adaptation to a high-contrast grating stimulus causes reduced sensitivity to subsequent presentation of a visual stimulus with similar spatial characteristics. This behavioral finding has been attributed by neurophysiological studies to processes within the visual cortex. However, some evidence indicates that contrast adaptation phenomena are also found in(More)
The firing rates of neurons in the central visual pathway vary with stimulus strength, but not necessarily in a linear manner. In the contrast domain, the neural response function for cells in the primary visual cortex is characterized by expansive and compressive nonlinearities at low and high contrasts, respectively. A compressive nonlinearity at high(More)
Providing guaranteed quality of service (QoS) in wireless networks is a key issue for deploying multimedia applications. To support such a QoS, an arduous problem concerning how to find a feasible end to end path to satisfy multiple QoS constraints should be studied. In general, multi-constrained path selection, with or without optimization, is an(More)
A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is an architecture without fixed infrastructure or centralized administration. However, when a message is transmitted in a multicast group, without any security infrastructure, it may be attacked or corrupted. In this paper we propose a new key management mechanism to support secure group multicast communications in ad hoc(More)
The firing rates of neurons in the central visual pathway vary with stimulus strength, but not necessarily in a linear manner. In the contrast domain, the neural response function for cells in the primary visual cortex is characterized by expansive and compressive nonlinearities at low and high contrasts, respectively. A compressive nonlinearity at high(More)