Volume 11 Supplement 1
Modeling persistent temporal patterns in dissociated cortical cultures using reservoir computing
© Gürel et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2010
Published: 20 July 2010
Persistent spatiotemporal patterns have been observed extensively in various neural systems including cortical cultures . Activity in cortical cultures is composed of network-wide bursts of spikes, during which global firing rate increases dramatically. Previously, it has been shown that cultures display persistent temporal patterns that are hierarchically organized and stable over several hours. Fluctuations in the culture activity persistently converge to stable precise temporal patterns, for which these patterns are called dynamic attractors. Temporal structure in network bursts can be clustered into several groups, each of which can be seen as a separate burst type.
This work was supported by the German BMBF (BCCN Freiburg, 01GQ0420).
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