Measuring Information in Firing Rates
It might be thought that one spike carries one bit of information because it is an allor-none event. However, spikes convey information not merely because they occur, but because of when they occur. The amount of information that can be transmited by one spike depends on how accurately its arrival time can be controlled by the sender and measured by the receiver, and can be arbitrarily large.
KeywordsFiring Rate Spike Train Reconstruction Error Interspike Interval Information Capacity
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