Persistent activity and the single-cell frequency-current curve in a cortical network model.

@article{Brunel2000PersistentAA,
  title={Persistent activity and the single-cell frequency-current curve in a cortical network model.},
  author={Nicolas Brunel},
  journal={Network},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={261-80}
}
Neurophysiological experiments indicate that working memory of an object is maintained by the persistent activity of cells in the prefrontal cortex and infero-temporal cortex of the monkey. This paper considers a cortical network model in which this persistent activity appears due to recurrent synaptic interactions. The conditions under which the magnitude of spontaneous and persistent activity are close to one another (as is found empirically) are investigated using a simplified mean-field… CONTINUE READING
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