All neurons in a single coherence layer of a disparity stack are numbered by the shift parameter (compare A.1.4). The total input current of a neuron in the coherence layer is given by
The interlayer coupling between the neurons in a coherence layer is an all-to-all
coupling without self-interaction, i.e., the synaptic links are given by
Here is the number of neurons in a single disparity stack, and varies between 20 and 100 neurons in the reported simulations.
The value of the interlayer coupling is the most important parameter of the whole system; it is this coupling constant which corresponds to the coherence threshold in the abstract coherence detection scheme, defined in equation (1). To ensure that network operations realize the dynamical coherence detection scheme, can vary between (compare Fig. 4E, 4F and Fig. 9D). In the simulations reported here, a value of was used.