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Neural Computation

November 1993, Vol. 5, No. 6, Pages 869-884
(doi: 10.1162/neco.1993.5.6.869)
© 1993 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Neural Representation of Space Using Sinusoidal Arrays
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Abstract

O'Keefe (1991) has proposed that spatial information in rats might be represented as phasors: phase and amplitude of a sine wave encoding angle and distance to a landmark. We describe computer simulations showing that operations on phasors can be efficiently realized by arrays of spiking neurons that recode the temporal dimension of the sine wave spatially. Some cells in motor and parietal cortex exhibit response properties compatible with this proposal.