Neural representation and the cortical code

deCharms, R. C., Zador, A. M. (2000) Neural representation and the cortical code. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 23. 613-+. ISSN 0147-006X

URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10845077
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.neuro.23.1.613

Abstract

The principle function of the central nervous system is to represent and transform information and thereby mediate appropriate decisions and behaviors. The cerebral cortex is one of the primary seats of the internal representations maintained and used in perception, memory, decision making, motor control, and subjective experience, but the basic coding scheme by which this information is carried and transformed by neurons is not yet fully understood. This article defines and reviews how information is represented in the firing rates and temporal patterns of populations of cortical neurons, with a particular emphasis on how this information mediates behavior and experience.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: cortex coding neural signal temporal coding PRIMARY VISUAL-CORTEX primary visual cortex INFERIOR TEMPORAL CORTEX inferior temporal cortex TWO-DIMENSIONAL two dimensional PATTERNS patterns PRIMARY AUDITORY-CORTEX primary auditory cortex PRIMARY SOMATOSENSORY CORTEX primary somatosensory cortex POSTERIOR PARIETAL CORTEX posterior parietal cortex RECEPTIVE-FIELD STRUCTURE receptive field structure CAT STRIATE cat striate CORTEX SHORT-TERM-MEMORY short term memory SINGLE UNITS single units
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > cerebral cortex
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > cell types and functions > cell types > neurons
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Communities: CSHL labs > Zador lab
Depositing User: Leigh Johnson
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 20:54
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 20:56
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/25622

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