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Cellular Adaptation Accounts for the Sparse and Reliable Sensory Stimulus Representation

@article{Farkhooi2012CellularAA,
  title={Cellular Adaptation Accounts for the Sparse and Reliable Sensory Stimulus Representation},
  author={Farzad Farkhooi and A. Froese and E. Muller and R. Menzel and M. Nawrot},
  journal={arXiv: Neurons and Cognition},
  year={2012}
}
  • Farzad Farkhooi, A. Froese, +2 authors M. Nawrot
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science, Biology, Physics
  • arXiv: Neurons and Cognition
  • Most neurons in peripheral sensory pathways initially respond vigorously when a preferred stimulus is presented, but adapt as stimulation continues. It is unclear how this phenomenon affects stimulus representation in the later stages of cortical sensory processing. Here, we show that a temporally sparse and reliable stimulus representation develops naturally in a network with adapting neurons. We find that cellular adaptation plays a critical role in the transient reduction of the trial-by… CONTINUE READING
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