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Graph rules for inhibitory network dynamics
Carina Curto, The Pennsylvania State University
Location: Hill 005
Date & time: Friday, 28 September 2018 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Abstract: Many networks in the nervous system possess an abundance of inhibition, which serves to shape and stabilize neural dynamics. The neurons in such networks exhibit intricate patterns of connectivity, whose structure controls the allowed patterns of neural activity. In this work, we examine inhibitory threshold-linear networks whose dynamics are dictated by an underlying directed graph. We develop a set of parameter-independent graph rules that enable us to predict features of the dynamics from properties of the graph. These rules provide a direct link between the structure and function of these networks, and provides new insights into how connectivity may shape dynamics in real neural circuits.