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Spontaneous activity and information transmission in neural populations Lindner, Benjamin


In my talk I will first review features of the spontaneous activity of nerve cells in neural populations and in recurrent networks, ranging from effects of cellular properties (e.g. noise and leak currents) and slow external noise (up/down transitions in a driving population) to the slow fluctuations that can build up due to the recurrent connectivity. I will then discuss how these features affect information transmission and stimulus detection, for instance, enable or suppress information filtering, benefit overall population coding, or lead to the detection of a short single cell stimulation in a large recurrent network.

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