What Are the Projective Fields of Cortical Neurons?

Terrence J. Sejnowski

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195148220
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864676 | DOI:

Series: Computational Neuroscience Series

 What Are the Projective Fields of Cortical Neurons?

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This chapter proposes a line of research that could help uncover new principles of cortical function. It shows that projective fields of interacting assemblies of neurons provide the basic “keyboard” for the brain's interaction with the world and with itself. By combining information about the receptive and projective fields of cortical neurons, an overall picture should emerge of how autonomous behaviors arise from dynamic brain states.

Keywords: cortical function; receptive field; projective field; brain

Chapter.  4607 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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