A model of multiplicative neural responses in parietal cortex.

@article{Salinas1996AMO,
  title={A model of multiplicative neural responses in parietal cortex.},
  author={Emilio Salinas and L. F. Abbott},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 21},
  pages={11956-61}
}
Visual responses of neurons in parietal area 7a are modulated by a combined eye and head position signal in a multiplicative manner. Neurons with multiplicative responses can act as powerful computational elements in neural networks. In the case of parietal cortex, multiplicative gain modulation appears to play a crucial role in the transformation of object locations from retinal to body-centered coordinates. It has proven difficult to uncover single-neuron mechanisms that account for neuronal… CONTINUE READING
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