Prof. Shigeru Shinomoto
Prof. Shigeru Shinomoto

DCN seminar: Prof. Shigeru Shinomoto

Monday 1 July 2024, 4 pm - 5 pm
Non-differentiable activity in the brain

Spike rasters of multiple neurons show vertical stripes, indicating that neurons exhibit synchronous activity in the brain. We seek to determine whether these coherent dynamics are caused by smooth brainwave activity or by something else. By analyzing biological data, we find that their cross-correlograms exhibit not only slow undulation but also a cusp at the origin, in addition to possible signs of monosynaptic connectivity. Here we show that undulation emerges if neurons are subject to smooth brainwave oscillations while a cusp results from non-differentiable fluctuations. While modern analysis methods have achieved good connectivity estimation by adapting the models to slow undulation, they still make false inferences due to the cusp. We devise a new analysis method that may solve both problems. We also demonstrate that oscillations and non-differentiable fluctuations may emerge in simulations of large-scale neural networks.

 

Prof. Shigeru Shinomoto
Prof. Shigeru Shinomoto
When
Monday 1 July 2024, 4 pm - 5 pm
Locations
Huygens building, HG 00.303