Patterns of synchronization in the superior colliculus of anesthetized cats.

@article{Brecht1999PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of synchronization in the superior colliculus of anesthetized cats.},
  author={Michael Brecht and Wolf Singer and Andreas K. Engel},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 9},
  pages={3567-79}
}
Sensorimotor transformations in the mammalian superior colliculus (SC) are mediated by large sets of distributed neurons. For such distributed coding systems, stimulus superposition poses problems attributable to the merging of neural populations coding for different stimuli. Such superposition problems could be overcome by synchronization of neuronal discharges, because it allows the selection of a subset of distributed responses for further joint processing. To assess the putative role of… CONTINUE READING