V1 and AL spiking neural network for visual contrast response in mouse (Meijer et al. 2020)

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This code contains the computational model included in Meijer et al., Cell Reports 2020, which reproduces some of the main experimental findings reported --most notably, the higher sensory response of secondary visual areas compared to that of primary visual areas for moderate visual contrast levels in mice. The model is based on a two-area spiking neural network with embedded short-term synaptic plasticity mechanisms.
1 . Meijer G, Marchesi P, Mejias J, Montijn, J, Lansink, C, Pennartz C (2020) Higher-Order Visual Cortex Shows Stronger Neural Correlates of Visual and Multisensory Detection Behavior Compared to Primary Visual Cortex Cell Reports, accepted
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Model Type: Connectionist Network;
Brain Region(s)/Organism: Mouse; Neocortex;
Cell Type(s): Abstract integrate-and-fire leaky neuron;
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Simulation Environment: MATLAB;
Model Concept(s): Sensory processing; Short-term Synaptic Plasticity; Vision;
Implementer(s): Mejias, Jorge [j.f.mejias at uva.nl];