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By Rubin Wang, Fanji Gu, Enhua Shen

This quantity includes the court cases of the first overseas convention on Cognitive Neurodynamics held in Shanghai, November 17-21, 2007. The members have been taken care of to an exhilarating and stimulating convention that left all people with an enthusiastic imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the sector. the newest very important growth used to be lined via thirteen mini-symposia together with: versions of psychological problems; Cognitive Machines; Dynamics in studying and reminiscence; imperative fearful approach synchronization; Neuroinformatics; Cognitive Computational Modeling of Human Language Processing; Cognitive Neurodynamics of realization; Bottom-Up and Top-Down; mind Networks; From Anatomy to Dynamics; Translational Cognitive Neuroimaging; K-sets; idea and functions; complicated sign Processing innovations for mind information research; visible cortex: info processing and dynamics; Dynamics of Firing styles and Synchronization in Neuronal structures.

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1. A typical spectro-temporal envelope is flat with the exception of eight 50 ms intervals (transients) of modulation randomly distributed throughout the stimulus. Each 50 ms transient is effectively an auditory grating with specific spectral density, angular frequency and starting phase. In a given waveform, the eight transients have the same density and angular frequency, but random starting phases. A 3-ms ramp is applied to the onset and offset of the transient envelope. Effectively, except for the randomness of the phase, the transients corresponds to switching ΔA from 0 to 1 for 50 ms intervals in the equation above.

We combine the rates obtained for each of the eight phases and calculate the Fourier transform. The phase-locking and lag of the response with respect to the feature transient at τ ms after its onset is extracted by taking the amplitude and phase, respectively, of the first component in the transform. This is effectively the modulation of the neural response as a function of the initial phase of the transient and of the lag. We obtain a tMTF as a function of lag posttransient onset. A. Depireux et al.

Detailed procedures can be found in [1]. This work led already in 2000 to a very surprising conclusion. In the presence of simulated in vivo simple spike firing, the only criterion that could be used to distinguish the responses to learned patterns was the length of the simple spike pause that followed the presentation of a PF pattern. Contrary to the classic view, learned patterns elicited shorter pauses and resulted therefore in an increased Purkinje cell output. These results raised doubts concerning one of the predictions of classic theories of cerebellar learning.

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