Zoran Tiganj

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The medial temporal lobe (MTL) is believed to support episodic memory, vivid recollection of a specific event situated in a particular place at a particular time. There is ample neurophysiological evidence that the MTL computes location in allocentric space and more recent evidence that the MTL also codes for time. Space and time represent a similar(More)
Single channel EEG systems are very useful in EEG based applications where real time processing, low computational complexity and low cumbersomeness are critical constrains. These include brain-computer interface and biofeedback devices and also some clinical applications such as EEG recording on babies or Alzheimer’s disease recognition. In this paper we(More)
Recent work in computational neuroscience and cognitive psychology suggests that a set of cells that decay exponentially could be used to support memory for the time at which events took place. Analytically and through simulations on a biophysical model of an individual neuron, we demonstrate that exponentially decaying firing with a range of time constants(More)
UNLABELLED Studies on time cells in the hippocampus have so far focused on area CA1 in animals performing memory tasks. Some studies have suggested that temporal processing within the hippocampus may be exclusive to CA1 and CA2, but not CA3, and may occur only under strong demands for memory. Here we examined the temporal and spatial coding properties of(More)
In this paper we propose a simple and straightforward algorithm for neural spike sorting. The algorithm is based on the observation that the distribution of a neural signal largely deviates from the uniform distribution and is rather unimodal. The detected spikes to be sorted are first processed with some feature extraction technique, such as PCA, and then(More)
In this paper, we propose a simple and straightforward algorithm for neural spike sorting. The algorithm is based on the observation that the distribution of a neural signal largely deviates from the uniform distribution and is rather unimodal. The detected spikes to be sorted are first processed with some feature extraction technique, such as PCA, and then(More)
Neural communication generates oscillations of electric potential in the extracellular medium. In feedback, these oscillations affect the electrochemical processes within the neurons, influencing the timing and the number of action potentials. It is unclear whether this influence should be considered only as noise or it has some functional role in neural(More)
We propose an ICA based algorithm for spike sorting in multi-channel neural recordings. In such context, the performance of ICA is known to be limited since the number of recording sites is much lower than the number of the neurons around. The algorithm uses an iterative application of ICA and a deflation technique in two nested loops. In each iteration of(More)
Natural learners must compute an estimate of future outcomes that follow from a stimulus in continuous time. Critically, the learner cannot in general know a priori the relevant time scale over which meaningful relationships will be observed. Widely used reinforcement learning algorithms discretize continuous time and use the Bellman equation to estimate(More)