Introducing divisive inhibition in the Wilson-Cowan model [article]

Christoforos A Papasavvas, Yujiang Wang
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
Both subtractive and divisive inhibition has been recorded in cortical circuits and recent findings suggest that different interneuronal populations are responsible for the different types of inhibition. This calls for the formulation and description of these inhibitory mechanisms in computational models of cortical networks. Neural mass and neural field models typically only feature subtractive inhibition. Here, we introduce how divisive inhibition can be incorporated in such models, using the
more » ... h models, using the Wilson-Cowan modelling formalism as an example. In addition, we show how the subtractive and divisive modulations can be combined. Including divisive inhibition in neural mass models is a crucial step in understanding its role in shaping oscillatory phenomena in cortical networks.
doi:10.1101/2019.12.27.889642 fatcat:czdkiyczb5a5lbvzxpv6uf5twe