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Modeling dynamic receptive field changes produced by intracortical microstimulation

Kalarickal, G.J. and Marshall, J.A. (1997) Modeling dynamic receptive field changes produced by intracortical microstimulation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Intracortical microstimulation (ICMS) of a localized site in the somatosensory cortex of rats and monkeys for 2-6 hours produces a large increase in the cortical representation of the skin region represented by the ICMS-site neurons before ICMS, with very little effect on the ICMS-site neuron's RF location, RF size, and responsiveness (Recanzone et al., 1992). The "EXIN" (afferent excitatory and lateral inhibitory) learning rules (Marshall, 1995) are used to model RF changes during ICMS. The EXIN model produces reorganization of RF topography similar to that observed experimentally. The possible role of inhibitory learning in producing the effects of ICMS is studied by simulating the EXIN model with only lateral inhibitory learning. The model also produces an increase in the cortical representation of the skin region represented by the ICMS-site RF. ICMS is compared to artificial scotoma conditioning (Pettet & Gilbert, 1992) and retinal lesions (Darian-Smith & Gilbert, 1995), and it is suggested that lateral inhibitory learning may be a general principle of cortical plasticity.

Item Type:Preprint
Subjects:Biology > Theoretical Biology
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:437
Deposited By:Marshall, Jonathan
Deposited On:28 Apr 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53

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