This code contains the computational model included in Meijer et al., Cell Reports 2020, which reproduces some of the main experimental findings reported --most notably, the higher sensory response of secondary visual areas compared to that of primary visual areas for moderate visual contrast levels in mice. The model is based on a two-area spiking neural network with embedded short-term synaptic plasticity mechanisms.
Model Type: Connectionist Network
Region(s) or Organism(s): Mouse; Neocortex
Cell Type(s): Abstract integrate-and-fire leaky neuron
Model Concept(s): Sensory processing; Short-term Synaptic Plasticity; Vision
Simulation Environment: MATLAB
Implementer(s): Mejias, Jorge [j.f.mejias at uva.nl]
Meijer GT et al. (2020). Higher-Order Visual Cortex Shows Stronger Neural Correlates of Visual and Multisensory Detection Behavior Compared to Primary Visual Cortex Cell reports 31 [PubMed]