A Formal Model of the Insect Olfactory Macroglomerulus: Simulations and Analytic Results

Part of Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 5 (NIPS 1992)

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Christiane Linster, David Marsan, Claudine Masson, Michel Kerszberg, Gérard Dreyfus, Léon Personnaz


It is known from biological data that the response patterns of interneurons in the olfactory macroglomerulus (MGC) of insects are of central importance for the coding of the olfactory signal. We propose an analytically tractable model of the MGC which allows us to relate the distribution of response patterns to the architecture of the network.