Information Processing by Neuronal Populations

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Models and concepts of brain function have always been guided and limited by the available techniques the data. This book brings together a multitude of data from different backgrounds. It addresses questions such as: How do different brain areas interact in the process of channeling information? How do neuronal populations encode the information? How are networks formed and separated or associated with other networks? The authors present data at the single-cell level both in vitro and in vivo and at the neuronal population level in vivo comparing field potentials (EEGs) in different brain areas, and also present data from spike recordings from identified neuronal populations during the performance of different tasks. Written for academic researchers and graduate students, the book strives to cover the range of single-cell activity analysis to the observation of network activity, and finally to brain area activity and cognitive processes of the brain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521873031
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/10/2008
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Christian Hölscher is an assistant Professor at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. He has published widely in international journals on topics of memory formation, synaptic plasticity, neurodegeneration, and information processing in neuronal populations. He was the editor of Neuronal Mechanism of Memory Formation in 2001 that investigated processes of synaptic plasticity that might underlie memory formation.

Matthias Munk is a research scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and an assistant Professsor (Privatdozent) at the University of Darmstadt, Germany. He has conducted extensive research in the area of information processing in the visual cortex of primates, using electrophysiological, pharmacological and imaging techniques. He has published his research widely in a range of top scientific journals.

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Table of Contents

1 How could populations of neurons encode information? Christian Holscher Holscher, Christian 3
2 Cellular mechanisms underlying network synchrony in the medial temporal lobe Edward O. Mann Mann, Edward O. Ole Paulsen Paulsen, Ole 21
3 Cell assemblies and serial computation in neural circuits Kenneth D. Harris Harris, Kenneth D. 49
4 Neural population recording in behaving animals : constituents of a neural code for behavioral decisions Robert E. Hampson Hampson, Robert E. Sam A. Deadwyler Deadwyler, Sam A. 74
5 Measuring distributed properties of neural representations beyond the decoding of local variables : implications for cognition Adam Johnson Johnson, Adam Jadin C. Jackson Jackson, Jadin C. A. David Redish Redish, A. David 95
6 Single-neuron and ensemble contributions to decoding simultaneously recorded spike trains Mark Laubach Laubach, Mark Nandakumar S. Narayanan Narayanan, Nandakumar S. Eyal Y. Kimchi Kimchi, Eyal Y. 120
7 Functional roles of theta and gamma oscillations in the association and dissociation of neuronal networks in primates and rodents Christian Holscher Holscher, Christian 151
8 Theta rhythm and bidirectional plasticity in the hippocampus James M. Hyman Hyman, James M. Michael E. Hasselmo Hasselmo, Michael E. 174
9 Distributed population codes in sensory and memory representations of the neocortex Matthias Munk Munk, Matthias 192
10 The role of neuronal populations in auditory cortex for category learning Frank W. Ohl Ohl, Frank W. Henning Scheich Scheich, Henning 224
11 The construction of olfactory representations Thomas A. Cleland Cleland, Thomas A. 247
12 Anatomical, physiological, and pharmacological propertiesunderlying hippocampal sensorimotor integration Brian H. Bland Bland, Brian H. 283
13 A face in the crowd : which groups of neurons process face stimuli, and how do they interact? Kari L. Hoffmann Hoffmann, Kari L. 326
14 Using spikes and local field potentials to reveal computational networks in monkey cortex Kristina J. Nielsen Nielsen, Kristina J. Gregor Rainer Rainer, Gregor 350
15 Cortical gamma-band activity during auditory processing : evidence from human magnetoencephalography studies Jochen Kaiser Kaiser, Jochen Werner Lutzenberger Lutzenberger, Werner 363
16 Neural coordination and psychotic disorganization Andre A. Fenton Fenton, Andre A. 387
17 The role of synchronous gamma-band activity in schizophrenia Corinna Haenschel Haenschel, Corinna 409
18 Summary of chapters, conclusion, and future targets Christian Holscher Holscher, Christian Matthias Munk Munk, Matthias 433 Index 470
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