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Bayesian BrainProbabilistic Approaches to Neural Coding$
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Kenji Doya, Shin Ishii, Alexandre Pouget, and Rajesh P.N. Rao

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262042383

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.001.0001

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Spike Coding

Spike Coding

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(p.16) (p.17) 2 Spike Coding
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Bayesian Brain
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Adrienne Fairhall

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262042383.003.0002

Spikes or actions potentials are primary means of conveying information in the nervous system. This chapter examines the coding properties of spike train outputs and the ways in which spikes encode and decode stimuli. It also shows the application of information theory in addressing questions of precision and reliability in spike trains and in evaluating the function of multiple-spike symbols.

Keywords:   spikes, action potentials, nervous system, coding, spike train, information theory, precision, multiple-spike symbols

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