Directional operations in the motor cortex modeled by a neural network of spiking neurons

Biological Cybernetics - 1994-05-01Lukashin A, Georgopoulos AP10.1007/BF00198913
A neural network with realistically modeled, spiking neurons is proposed to model ensemble operations of directionally tuned neurons in the motor cortex. The model reproduces well directional operations previously identified experimentally, including the prediction of the direction of an upcoming movement in reaching tasks and the rotation of the neuronal population vector in a directional transformation task.