We sought to measure how the activity of the network alters information flow from inputs to output patterns.
Information handling by the network reflected the degree of internal connectivity. ...
With greater connectivity strength, the recurrent network translated activity and information due to contribution of activity from intrinsic network dynamics.
At still higher internal synaptic strength, the network corrupted the external information, producing a state where little external information came through.
The association of increased information retrieved from the network with increased gamma power supports the notion of gamma oscillations playing a role in information processing."
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