Down Under Neural Population Models
Australia and New Zealand, despite their relatively small academic communities, have been vibrant sites for the development and application of a number of important approaches to the mesoscopic modeling of neural populations, developed initially to account for the physiological genesis of rhythmic activity in the mammalian electroencephalogram. These models are collectively referred to as “down under” neural population models.
The work of Wright (Wright and Kydd 1984), which aimed theoretically to account for the regulatory effects of lateral hypothalamic activity on electrocortical activity, can be seen as the progenitor of the later “down under” models that were developed to account for electrocortical rhythmogenesis. In this approach telencephalon was functionally modeled as a mass of coupled linear oscillators. While largely phenomenological and not formulated in terms of the...
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