Distributed synchrony in an attractor of spiking neurons

David Horn*, Nir Levy, Eytan Ruppin

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Recently, it has been shown that there exists a temporal synaptic learning curve, composed of potentiation for short time delays between pre- and post-synaptic neuronal spiking, and depression for spiking events occurring in the opposite order. We investigate the effect that such a curve can have on the temporal realization of an attractor in an associative memory network of spiking neurons. We find that an interesting result of this learning paradigm is the formation of distributed synchrony, i.e. spontaneous division of the Hebbian cell assembly into groups of cells that fire in a cyclic manner. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-414
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Jun 2000
EventThe 8th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting (CNS'99) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: 18 Jul 199922 Jul 1999


  • Distributed synchrony
  • Hebbian cell assembly
  • Spiking neurons
  • Temporal synaptic learning curve


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