From Synchrony to Harmony: Ideas on the Function of Neural Assemblies and on the Interpretation of Neural Synchrony

  • P. Johannesma
  • A. Aertsen
  • H. Van Den Boogaard
  • J. Eggermont
  • W. Epping


Point of departure are experimental data acquired by simultaneous recording of the activity of a number (2–16) of individual neurons during presentation of a sensory stimulus. The area under investigation is the auditory midbrain (Torus semicircularis) of the immobilized grassfrog (Rana temporaria L.). The sensory stimuli are both artificial (noise, tones and clicks) and natural sounds (vocalizations and environmental sounds). The goal of investigation is an insight into the neural representation of the sensory environment.


Sensory Stimulus Neural Population Representational System Auditory Neuron Natural Stimulus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Johannesma
    • 1
  • A. Aertsen
    • 2
  • H. Van Den Boogaard
    • 1
  • J. Eggermont
    • 1
  • W. Epping
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics and BiophysicsUniversity of NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Max Planck Institut für Biologische KybernetikTübingenGermany

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