The search for cell assemblies in the working brain.

  title={The search for cell assemblies in the working brain.},
  author={Yoshinori Sakurai},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  volume={91 1-2},
This paper discusses why population ensemble coding by multiple neurons is a tenable view of the brain's basic neuronal code. The discussion is based on features of neuronal activity in working brains of behaving animals. The key concept to elucidate population ensemble coding is the 'cell assembly', i.e. overlapped populations of neurons with flexible functional connections within and among the populations. Recent examples of experimental approaches which indicate the cell-assembly coding of… CONTINUE READING