Computing with Neural Synchrony
Each column corresponds to one stimulus duration. A, Color represents the latency of the spike produced by each neuron responding to the stimulus (white if the neuron did not spike). Thus, neurons with the same color are synchronous for that specific stimulus (duration). The population can be divided in groups of synchronous neurons (i.e., with the same color), forming the “synchrony partition”. Circled neurons belong to the synchronous group of neuron A. B, Each synchronous group projects to a postsynaptic neuron. Each duration is associated with an assembly of postsynaptic neurons. C, Activation of the postsynaptic assembly as a function of duration (grey: individual neurons; black: average).