A Practical Guide to Information Analysis of Spike Trains
Information Theory enables different candidate coding strategies to be quantified and compared, and hence is a natural framework for studying neural coding. The main difficulty is that estimates of information from experimental data are prone to systematic sampling error. In this chapter, we present a step-by-step guide to how this error can be addressed, and reliable information estimates obtained.
Key wordsInformation Theory Spike Timing Neural Coding.
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