@misc{cogprints9753, month = {June}, title = {A Quantitative Neural Coding Model of Sensory Memory }, author = {PHD Peilei Liu and Professor Ting Wang}, year = {2014}, keywords = {neural coding, sensory memory, synaptic plasticity, lateral competition }, url = {http://cogprints.org/9753/}, abstract = {The coding mechanism of sensory memory on the neuron scale is one of the most important questions in neuroscience. We have put forward a quantitative neural network model, which is self-organized, self-similar, and self-adaptive, just like an ecosystem following Darwin's theory. According to this model, neural coding is a ?mult-to-one?mapping from objects to neurons. And the whole cerebrum is a real-time statistical Turing Machine, with powerful representing and learning ability. This model can reconcile some important disputations, such as: temporal coding versus rate-based coding, grandmother cell versus population coding, and decay theory versus interference theory. And it has also provided explanations for some key questions such as memory consolidation, episodic memory, consciousness, and sentiment. Philosophical significance is indicated at last. } }