Modelling the circuitry of the cuneate nucleus
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TitleModelling the circuitry of the cuneate nucleus
International Work-Conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks, IWANN'99, Alicante, Spain, June 2-4, 1999 : proceedings, José Mira, Juan V. Sánchez-Andrés (eds.). Lecture notes in computer science, vol. 1606 (1999), p. 73-85
Experimental data recorded in cat "in vivo" offer a new picture of the cuneate nucleus. Clasically definied as a simple relay station, the cuneate nucleus is currently seen as a fundamental stage in somatosensory information processing. Intracellular and extracellular recordings have revealed a complex circuitry estabished by cuneothalamic cells, interneurons and afferent fibers from the sensorimotor cortex. As a result of electrophysiological work, some circuits have been hypothesized in order to explain the data. In this paper we present a computational model designed and developed in order to test the validity of the proposed circuit in . The results of the computer simulations support the predictions.
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