The Influence of Mexican Hat Recurrent Connectivity on Noise Correlations and Stimulus Encoding

@article{Meyer2017TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Mexican Hat Recurrent Connectivity on Noise Correlations and Stimulus Encoding},
  author={Robert Meyer and Josef Ladenbauer and Klaus Obermayer},
  journal={Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience},
  year={2017},
  volume={11}
}
Noise correlations are a common feature of neural responses and have been observed in many cortical areas across different species. These correlations can influence information processing by enhancing or diminishing the quality of the neural code, but the origin of these correlations is still a matter of controversy. In this computational study we explore the hypothesis that noise correlations are the result of local recurrent excitatory and inhibitory connections. We simulated two-dimensional… 
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