Development of neural population activity toward self-organized criticality.

  title={Development of neural population activity toward self-organized criticality.},
  author={Yuichiro Yada and Takeshi Mita and Akihiro Sanada and Ryuichi Yano and Ryohei Kanzaki and Douglas J. Bakkum and Andreas Hierlemann and Hirokazu Takahashi},
Self-organized criticality (SoC), a spontaneous dynamic state established and maintained in networks of moderate complexity, is a universal characteristic of neural systems. Such systems produce cascades of spontaneous activity that are typically characterized by power-law distributions and rich, stable spatiotemporal patterns (i.e., neuronal avalanches). Since the dynamics of the critical state confer advantages in information processing within neuronal networks, it is of great interest to… CONTINUE READING