The Wilson–Cowan model, 36 years later

  title={The Wilson–Cowan model, 36 years later},
  author={Alain Destexhe and Terrence J. Sejnowski},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
The Wilson–Cowan model of interacting neurons (1973) is one of the most influential papers published in Biological Cybernetics (Kybernetik). This paper and a companion paper published in 1972 have been cited over 1000 times. Rather than focus on the microscopic properties of neurons, Wilson and Cowan analyzed the collective properties of large numbers of neurons using methods from statistical mechanics, based on the mean-field approach. New experimental techniques to measure neuronal activity… CONTINUE READING


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