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Coding of sensory signals by neuronal populations: The role of correlated activity

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stefano Panzeri, Gianni Pola


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How is sensory information encoded by the patterns of action potentials emitted by ensembles of neurons? Computational methods have recently been applied to this fundamental question and have found, both in the somatosensory and visual system, that the basic unit of information transmission is the timing of individual spikes. In systems studied to date, the neuronal population codes appear to be simple ones that do not rely on complex patterns of correlated spikes.

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Author(s): Panzeri S, Pola G, Petersen RS

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Neuroscientist

Year: 2003

Volume: 9

Issue: 3

Pages: 175-180

Print publication date: 01/06/2003

ISSN (print): 1073-8584

ISSN (electronic): 1089-4098


DOI: 10.1177/1073858403009003010

PubMed id: 15065813