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Hippocampal Theta, Gamma, and Theta/Gamma Network Models

  • Katie A. FergusonEmail author
  • Frances K. Skinner
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6_27-2


Hippocampal theta, gamma, and theta/gamma network models refer to mathematical models of networks that are able to generate oscillations within the theta (4–12 Hz), gamma (25–140 Hz), and nested theta/gamma frequency ranges in the hippocampus.

The focus is on network models consisting of biophysically motivated cell models in the hippocampus that are concerned with network rhythm generation.

This entry discusses some common motives involved as well as questions that arise in constructing these network models, provides a tabular summary of existing theta/gamma network models, and gives further details of some of the network models.

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Coordinated neural activity may provide a temporal structure with which information can be processed and transmitted and can be reflected in recordings of population activity, such as those of the local field potential (LFP). Indeed, links between network oscillations and behavior have been shown, particularly with respect to...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Krembil Research InstituteUniversity Health NetworkTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Medicine (Neurology) and PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Frances K. Skinner
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  1. 1.Krembil Research InstituteUniversity Health NetworkTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Medicine (Neurology) and PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada