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From neuronal populations to behavior: a computational journey

Graf, Arnulf B. A. (2014) From neuronal populations to behavior: a computational journey. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 8 . Art. No. 81. ISSN 1662-5188. doi:10.3389/fncom.2014.00081.

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Cognitive behaviors originate in the responses of neuronal populations. We have a reasonable understanding of how the activity of a single neuron can be related to a specific behavior. However, it is still unclear how more complex behaviors are inferred from the responses of neuronal populations. This is a particularly timely problem because multi-neuronal recording techniques have recently become increasingly available, simultaneously spurring advances in the analysis of neuronal population data. These developments are, however, constrained by the challenges of combining theoretical and experimental approaches because both approaches have their unique set of constraints. A solution to this problem is to design computational models that are either derived or inspired by cortical computations.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Graf. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Received: 25 June 2014; Accepted: 11 July 2014; Published online: 01 August 2014. Edited and reviewed by: Misha Tsodyks, Weizmann Institute of Science,Israel. The author declares that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.
Subject Keywords:neuronal populations, population coding, networks of neurons, decoding, sensory input, behavior
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Official Citation:Graf ABA (2014) From neuronal populations to behavior: a computational journey. Front. Comput. Neurosci. 8:81. doi: 10.3389/fncom.2014.00081
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