Flexible Linking of Visual Features by Stimulus-Related Synchronizations of Model Neurons

  • Reinhard Eckhorn
  • Peter Dicke
  • Martin Arndt
  • Herbert Reitboeck
Part of the Brain Dynamics book series (BD)


Our models of visual information processing are based on the hypothesis that synchronized activities of sensory neurons serve to define perceptual relations: the features represented by the synchronized neurons are assumed to be linked and, thus, integrated into a perceptual entity. Recently, we found stimulus-related synchronizations in cat visual cortex that could play such role. These results are presented in chapter 2, together with discussions of the following questions: 1. What are the visual situations where stimulus-related activities in the visual cortex do become synchronized? 2. Where and by which neural mechanisms are synchronizations generated? 3. What possible roles do the synchronizations play in visual processing?


Visual Feature Model Neuron Flexible Link Visual Cortical Area Leaky Integrator 
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  • Reinhard Eckhorn
  • Peter Dicke
  • Martin Arndt
  • Herbert Reitboeck

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