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Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions. Derivation of short-term-memory capacity

Ingber, Lester (1984) Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions. Derivation of short-term-memory capacity. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

A theory developed by the author to describe macroscopic neocortical interactions demonstrates that empirical values of chemical and electrical parameters of synaptic interactions establish several minima of the path-integral Lagrangian as a function of excitatory and inhibitory columnar firings. The number of possible minima, their time scales of hysteresis and probable reverberations, and their nearest-neighbor columnar interactions are all consistent with well-established empirical rules of human short-term memory. Thus, aspects of conscious experience are derived from neuronal firing patterns, using modern methods of nonlinear nonequilibrium statistical mechanics to develop realistic explicit synaptic interactions.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Computer Science > Statistical Models
ID Code:101
Deposited By:Ingber, Lester
Deposited On:15 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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