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Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: Stability and duration of the 7+-2 rule of short-term-memory capacity

Ingber, Lester (1985) Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: Stability and duration of the 7+-2 rule of short-term-memory capacity. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This paper is an essential addendum to L. Ingber, ``Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions. Derivation of short-term-memory capacity,'' Phys. Rev. A 29, 3346-3358 (1984). Calculations are presented here to support the claim there, that there exists an approximate one-dimensional solution to the two-dimensional neocortical Fokker-Planck equation. This solution is extremely useful, not only to obtain a closed algebraic expression for the time of first passage, but also to establish that minima of the associated path-integral stationary Lagrangian are indeed stable points of the transient dynamic system. Also, a relatively nontechnical summary is given of the basic theory.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Computer Science > Statistical Models
ID Code:102
Deposited By:Ingber, Lester
Deposited On:15 Jun 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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