Relating normalization to neuronal populations across cortical areas.

  title={Relating normalization to neuronal populations across cortical areas.},
  author={Douglas A. Ruff and J J Alberts and Marlene R Cohen},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  volume={116 3},
Normalization, which divisively scales neuronal responses to multiple stimuli, is thought to underlie many sensory, motor, and cognitive processes. In every study where it has been investigated, neurons measured in the same brain area under identical conditions exhibit a range of normalization, ranging from suppression by nonpreferred stimuli (strong normalization) to additive responses to combinations of stimuli (no normalization). Normalization has been hypothesized to arise from interactions… CONTINUE READING