Flexible Control of Mutual Inhibition: A Neural Model of Two-Interval Discrimination

@article{Machens2005FlexibleCO,
  title={Flexible Control of Mutual Inhibition: A Neural Model of Two-Interval Discrimination},
  author={C. Machens and R. Romo and C. Brody},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={307},
  pages={1121 - 1124}
}
  • C. Machens, R. Romo, C. Brody
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Networks adapt to environmental demands by switching between distinct dynamical behaviors. The activity of frontal-lobe neurons during two-interval discrimination tasks is an example of these adaptable dynamics. Subjects first perceive a stimulus, then hold it in working memory, and finally make a decision by comparing it with a second stimulus. We present a simple mutual-inhibition network model that captures all three task phases within a single framework. The model integrates both working… CONTINUE READING
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