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Research Article

The Spatial Structure of Stimuli Shapes the Timescale of Correlations in Population Spiking Activity

  • Ashok Litwin-Kumar mail,

    alk@cmu.edu (ALK); bdoiron@pitt.edu (BD)

    Affiliations: Program for Neural Computation, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Maurice J. Chacron,

    Affiliations: Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Center for Applied Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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  • Brent Doiron mail

    alk@cmu.edu (ALK); bdoiron@pitt.edu (BD)

    Affiliations: Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Published: September 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002667

About the Authors

Ashok Litwin-Kumar
Program for Neural Computation, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Ashok Litwin-Kumar, Brent Doiron
Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Maurice J. Chacron
Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Maurice J. Chacron
Center for Applied Mathematics in Biology and Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Brent Doiron
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ALK MJC BD. Performed the experiments: ALK MJC. Analyzed the data: ALK MJC BD. Wrote the paper: ALK MJC BD.