## Synchronization and Functional Connectivity in Neural Systems

*30 May 2018 11:02*

See also: Synchronization; Neural Coding; Neuroscience

- Recommended:
- Andreas K. Engel, Pascal Fries and Wolf Singer, "Dynamic
Predictions: Oscillations and Synchrony in Top-Down Processing", Nature
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**70**(2004): 011914 [This is a very interesting paper, but it omits, so far as I can see, the crucial details of what embedding parameters they used on their empirical data, and how those were selected] - R. Quian Quiroga, A. Kraskov, T. Kreuz and P. Grassberger,
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**65**(2002): 041903 = nlin.CD/0109023 [See also the interesting "Comment" by R. B. Duckrow and A. M. Albano, PRE**67**(2003): 063901, and the reply by the original authors, 063902 in the same volume] - Alexander Thiele and Gene stoner, "Neuronal synchrony does not
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**26**(2006): 5665--5672 [Now open access; but thanks to Prof. Timofeev for sending me a reprint at the time.]

- Modesty forbids me to recommend:
- Kristina Lisa Klinkner, CRS, and Marcelo F. Camperi, "Measuring Shared Information and Coordinated Activity in Neuronal Networks", q-bio.NC/0506009

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**103**(2008): 149--161 ["We propose a new measure of synchrony, the conditional synchrony measure, which is the probability of firing together given that at least one of the two neurons is active. Focus is on the specification of a flexible marginal model for multivariate correlated binary data together with a pseudolikelihood estimation approach..."] - Pascal Fries, "Neuronal Gamma-Band Synchronization as a Fundamental
Process in Cortical
Computation", Annual
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Neuroscience
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- Thomas Kreuz, Daniel Chicharro, Martin Greschner, Ralph G Andrzejak, "Time-resolved and time-scale adaptive measures of spike train synchrony", arxiv:1012.0373
- Thomas Kreuz, Julie S. Haas, Alice Morelli, Henry D. I. Abarbanel, Antonio Politi, "Measuring spike train synchrony", physics/0701261
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Journal of
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**25**(2005): 7309--7316 - Jörn Niessing, Boris Ebisch, Kerstin E. Schmidt, Michael
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**309**(2005): 948--951 - Yoshio Sakurai and Susumu Takahashi, "Dynamic Synchrony of Firing
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**26**(2006): 10141--10153 - Gabriele Scheler, "Network Topology influences Synchronization and Intrinsic Read-out", q-bio.NC/0507037
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**28**(2008): 7968--7978 - Paul H. E. Tiesinga, Jean-Marc Fellous, Emilio Salinas, Jorge V. Jose, and Terrence J. Sejnowski, "Inhibitory synchrony as a mechanism for attentional gain modulation", q-bio.NC/0503019
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- To write (with Klinkner and Camperi, in various permutations):
- "Scale, Sparseness and Synchrony in Model Neuronal Networks"
- "A Comparison of Neuronal Synchrony Measures"