Hardware Coupled Nonliear Oscillators as a Model of Retina


Show simple item record Przybyszewski, A.W> en_US Linsay, P.S. en_US Gaudiano, P. en_US Wilson, C.M. en_US 2011-11-14T18:50:18Z 2011-11-14T18:50:18Z 1995-09 en_US
dc.description.abstract An electronic circuit consisting of coupled nonlinear oscillators⁴'⁵ simulates the spatiotemporal processing in retina. Complex behavior recorded in vivo from ganglion cells in the cat retina 6 in response to flickering light spots is matched by setting the coupling parameters in the hardware oscillators. An electronic neuron (c-neuron) is composed of four coupled oscillators: three representing the light driven generator potential of the ganglion cell, the other representing membrane spiking. A 1-D ring of e-neurons reflects the connectivity in the retina: strong neighborhood excitation, and wider inhibition. E-neurons, like retinal ganglion cells, exhibit spontaneous spiking. Driving more than one e-neuron with a sinusoidally modulated input increases regularity in the e-neurons responses, as is found in the retina. We encoded c-neuron activity into single-bit spike trains and found chaotic spontaneous oscillations using close return histograms. The model's behavior gives a new understanding of neurophysiological findings. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Whitehall (S93-24); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (F49620-92-J-0499, F49620-92-J-0334); Office of Naval Research (N00014-89-J-1377, N00014-95-I-0409); MIT Undergraduate Research Oppurtunities Program en_US
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dc.publisher Boston University Center for Adaptive Systems and Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BU CAS/CNS Technical Reports;CAS/CNS-TR-1995-028 en_US
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dc.title Hardware Coupled Nonliear Oscillators as a Model of Retina en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.rights.holder Boston University Trustees en_US

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