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Bair, Zohary, and Koch: Correlated Neuronal Response: Time Scales and Mechanisms


We have analyzed the relationship between correlated spike count and the peak in the cross-correlation of spike trains for pairs of simultaneously recorded neurons from a previous study of area MT in the macaque monkey (Zohary et al., 1994). We conclude that common input that is responsible for creating peaks in the spike train cross-correlograms (CCGs) on the order of tens of milliseconds wide is also responsible for creating the correlation in spike count observed at the two second time scale of the trial. We argue that both common excitation and inhibition may play significant roles in establishing this correlation.

Tony Zador
Tue Oct 22 16:34:57 PDT 1996