Short-term memory and stochastic dynamics

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:
Short-term memory and stochastic dynamics

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This chapter describes how short-term memory systems in the brain are implemented by attractor networks, and how noise generated by the probabilistic spiking of individual neurons affects the operation and stability of short-term memory.

Keywords: STM; attractor networks; noise; spiking

Chapter.  15086 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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