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Correlated Neuronal Response: Time Scales and Mechanisms

Bair, Wyeth and Zohary, Ehud and Koch, Christof (1996) Correlated Neuronal Response: Time Scales and Mechanisms. In: Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 8 (NIPS 1995). Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems. No.8. MIT Press , Cambridge, MA, pp. 68-74. ISBN 0-262-20107-0.

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We have analyzed the relationship between correlated spike count and the peak in the cross-correlation of spike trains for pairs of simultaneously recorded neurons from a previous study of area MT in the macaque monkey (Zohary et al., 1994). We conclude that common input, responsible for creating peaks on the order of ten milliseconds wide in the spike train cross-correlograms (CCGs), is also responsible for creating the correlation in spike count observed at the two second time scale of the trial. We argue that both common excitation and inhibition may play significant roles in establishing this correlation.

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Additional Information:© 1996 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. We thank William T. Newsome, Kenneth H. Britten, Michael N. Shadlen, and J. Anthony Movshon for kindly providing data that was recorded in previous studies and for helpful discussion. This work was funded by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. W. B. was supported by the L. A. Hanson Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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