title: Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: Stability and duration of the 7+-2 rule of short-term-memory capacity
creator: Ingber, Lester
subject: Computational Neuroscience
subject: Statistical Models
description: This paper is an essential addendum to L. Ingber, ``Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions. Derivation of short-term-memory capacity,'' Phys. Rev. A 29, 3346-3358 (1984). Calculations are presented here to support the claim there, that there exists an approximate one-dimensional solution to the two-dimensional neocortical Fokker-Planck equation. This solution is extremely useful, not only to obtain a closed algebraic expression for the time of first passage, but also to establish that minima of the associated path-integral stationary Lagrangian are indeed stable points of the transient dynamic system. Also, a relatively nontechnical summary is given of the basic theory.
date: 1985
type: Journal (Paginated)
type: PeerReviewed
format: application/postscript
identifier: http://cogprints.org/102/2/smni85_stm.ps
identifier: Ingber, Lester (1985) Statistical mechanics of neocortical interactions: Stability and duration of the 7+-2 rule of short-term-memory capacity. [Journal (Paginated)]
relation: http://cogprints.org/102/