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Dialogue Concerning Neural Coding and Information Theory
The relations between information theory and neural coding are discussed by two researchers, one knowledgeable in information theory, the other in neuroscience. The classic information-theoretic notions of entropy, mutual ...
New multivariate dependence measures and applications to neural ensembles
We develop two new multivariate statistical dependence measures. The first, based on the Kullback-Leibler distance, results in a single value that indicates the general level of dependence among the random variables. The ...
When does interval coding occur?
During the stationary portion of neuron's spiking response to a stimulus, the stimulus could be coded in the average rate and, more elaborately, in the statistics of the sequence of interspike intervals. We use information ...
Examining methods for estimating mutual information in spiking neural systems
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 ...