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dc.contributor.authorRozell, Chris
Johnson, Don
dc.creatorRozell, Chris
Johnson, Don 2007-10-31T01:03:13Z 2007-10-31T01:03:13Z 2005-06-01 2004-04-27
dc.identifier.citation C. Rozell and D. Johnson, "Examining methods for estimating mutual information in spiking neural systems," Neurocomputing, vol. 65-66C, 2005.
dc.description Journal Paper
dc.description.abstract Mutual information enjoys wide use in the computational neuroscience community for analyzing spiking neural systems. Its direct calculation is difficult because estimating the joint stimulus-response distribution requires a prohibitive amount of data. Consequently, several techniques have appeared for bounding mutual information that rely on less data. We examine two upper bound techniques and find that they are unreliable and can introduce strong assumptions about the neural code. We also examine two lower bounds, showing that they can be very loose and possibly bear little relation to the mutual information's actual value.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectmutual information
neural coding
information theory
dc.subject.otherInformation Processing
dc.title Examining methods for estimating mutual information in spiking neural systems
dc.type Journal article
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dc.citation.journalTitle Neurocomputing 2005-07-06
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dc.subject.keywordmutual information
neural coding
information theory
dc.citation.volumeNumber 65-66C
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dc.citation.firstpage 429
dc.citation.lastpage 434

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