I have not been able to wrap my brain around this.
If I create an ensemble_A, and don’t give it any input, it’s default value is 0, and the neurons in the assembly whose tuning curves tuned to 0 will fire. However, if I then create an inhibitory assembly and connect it to ensemble_A with each neuron within A receiving a negative transform, none of the neurons within A will fire, yet it’s value is still 0 and not NA; this suggesting that there is a 2:1 mapping from neuronal state to value for values around 0 ??
Obviously the same is true of state objects. Without inhibiting the state object, input of ‘0’ as opposed to ‘CIRCLE’ elicits neurons tuned to 0 to fire. Yet if I inhibit all of the neurons within the state object from firing, the value of each dimension is still around 0.
What do I not understand?