Stochastic neurodynamics

Edmund T. Rolls and Gustavo Deco

in The Noisy Brain

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587865
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191702471 | DOI:
Stochastic neurodynamics

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This chapter discusses a computational approach to brain function in which the effects of noise on the operation of attractor networks involved in short-term memory, attention, and decision making are described. It focuses on integrate-and-fire models of brain and cognitive function that incorporate the stochastic spiking-related dynamics and mean-field analyses that are consistent in terms of the parameters with these, but allow formal analysis of the networks.

Keywords: noise; attractor networks; spiking; stochastics; decision making

Chapter.  11817 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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