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A common neurodynamical mechanism could mediate externally induced and intrinsically generated transitions in visual awareness

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dc.contributor.author Panagiotaropoulos, Theofanis I.
dc.contributor.author Kapoor, Vishal
dc.contributor.author Logothetis, N.
dc.contributor.author Deco, Gustavo
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T18:20:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T18:20:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Panagiotaropoulos TI, Kapoor V, Logothetis NK, Deco G. A common neurodynamical mechanism could mediate externally induced and intrinsically generated transitions in visual awareness. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(1):1-10. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053833
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/25866
dc.description.abstract The neural correlates of conscious visual perception are commonly studied in paradigms of perceptual multistability that/nallow multiple perceptual interpretations during unchanged sensory stimulation. What is the source of this multistability in/nthe content of perception? From a theoretical perspective, a fine balance between deterministic and stochastic forces has/nbeen suggested to underlie the spontaneous, intrinsically driven perceptual transitions observed during multistable/nperception. Deterministic forces are represented by adaptation of feature-selective neuronal populations encoding the/ncompeting percepts while stochastic forces are modeled as noise-driven processes. Here, we used a unified neuronal/ncompetition model to study the dynamics of adaptation and noise processes in binocular flash suppression (BFS), a form of/nexternally induced perceptual suppression, and compare it with the dynamics of intrinsically driven alternations in binocular/nrivalry (BR). For the first time, we use electrophysiological, biologically relevant data to constrain a model of perceptual/nrivalry. Specifically, we show that the mean population discharge pattern of a perceptually modulated neuronal population/ndetected in electrophysiological recordings in the lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) during BFS, constrains the dynamical/nrange of externally induced perceptual transitions to a region around the bifurcation separating a noise-driven attractor/nregime from an adaptation-driven oscillatory regime. Most interestingly, the dynamical range of intrinsically driven/nperceptual transitions during BR is located in the noise-driven attractor regime, where it overlaps with BFS. Our results/nsuggest that the neurodynamical mechanisms of externally induced and spontaneously generated perceptual alternations/noverlap in a narrow, noise-driven region just before a bifurcation where the system becomes adaptation-driven.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS ONE. 2013;8(1):1-10
dc.rights © 2013 Panagiotaropoulos et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which/npermits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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dc.title A common neurodynamical mechanism could mediate externally induced and intrinsically generated transitions in visual awareness
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0053833
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