Single neuron binding properties and the magical number 7

  title={Single neuron binding properties and the magical number 7},
  author={M. Migliore and G. Novara and D. Tegolo},
  • M. Migliore, G. Novara, D. Tegolo
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Hippocampus
  • When we observe a scene, we can almost instantly recognize a familiar object or can quickly distinguish among objects differing by apparently minor details. Individual neurons in the medial temporal lobe of humans have been shown to be crucial for the recognition process, and they are selectively activated by different views of known individuals or objects. However, how single neurons could implement such a sparse and explicit code is unknown and almost impossible to investigate experimentally… CONTINUE READING
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