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Coarse Graining, Fixed Points, and Scaling in a Large Population of Neurons.

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Summary of "Coarse Graining, Fixed Points, and Scaling in a Large Population of Neurons."

We develop a phenomenological coarse-graining procedure for activity in a large network of neurons, and apply this to recordings from a population of 1000+ cells in the hippocampus. Distributions of coarse-grained variables seem to approach a fixed non-Gaussian form, and we see evidence of scaling in both static and dynamic quantities. These results suggest that the collective behavior of the network is described by a nontrivial fixed point.

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Name: Physical review letters
ISSN: 1079-7114
Pages: 178103

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