Alessandro Scaglione

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From the perspective of neural coding, the considerable trial-to-trial variability in the responses of neurons to sensory stimuli is puzzling. Trial-to-trial response variability is typically interpreted in terms of "noise" (i.e., it represents either intrinsic noise of the system or information unrelated to the stimuli). However, trial-to-trial response(More)
Incoming sensory information is first processed in the thalamocortical network. Previous studies showed that the responses generated in the nuclei of this network are behaviorally modulated, suggesting that the processing of the somatosensory information could be state dependent. Most theories, proposed to describe this response modulation have postulated(More)
OBJECTIVE Sensory processing of peripheral information is not stationary but is, in general, a dynamic process related to the behavioral state of the animal. Yet the link between the state of the behavior and the encoding properties of neurons is unclear. This report investigates the impact of the behavioral state on the encoding mechanisms used by cortical(More)
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