Alexander G. Dimitrov

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What is the meaning associated with a single action potential in a neural spike train? The answer depends on the way the question is formulated. One general approach toward formulating this question involves estimating the average stimulus waveform preceding spikes in a spike train. Many different algorithms have been used to obtain such estimates, ranging(More)
Some myopathies are accompanied by abnormal calcium homeostasis. Electromyography (EMG) in such patients shows signs of normal or myopathic EMG when detected by a single-fiber electrode and abnormally increased values in macro EMG. As calcium accumulation might be accompanied by changes in intracellular action potential (IAP) and muscle-fiber propagation(More)
The current opinion about processes in myelinated axon is that action potential saltatorially propagates between nodes of Ranvier and passively charges internodal axolemma thus causing depolarizing afterpotentials (DAP). Demyelination blocks the conduction that gives additional argument in favor of hypothesis that internode is not able to be activated by(More)
Generally the anatomy of muscles is rather complex, and the fibres have various inclination angles within the muscles. We suggest a fast and reliable way to calculate extracellular potentials produced at a point or rectangular plate electrode by a muscle fibre of finite length with an arbitrary inclination. A muscle fibre was considered to be a linear(More)
We discuss an analytical approach through which the neural symbols and corresponding stimulus space of a neuron or neural ensemble can be discovered simultaneously and quantitatively, making few assumptions about the nature of the code or relevant features. The basis for this approach is to conceptualize a neural coding scheme as a collection of(More)
We examined the extent to which temporal encoding may be implemented by single neurons in the cercal sensory system of the house cricket Acheta domesticus. We found that these neurons exhibit a greater-than-expected coding capacity, due in part to an increased precision in brief patterns of action potentials. We developed linear and non-linear models for(More)
Information Theory started and, according to some, ended with Shannon’s seminal paper “A Mathematical Theory of Communication” (Shannon 1948). Because its significance and flexibility were quickly recognized, there were numerous attempts to apply it to diverse fields outside of its original scope. This prompted Shannon to write his famous essay “The(More)
Stimulus selectivity of sensory systems is often characterized by analyzing response-conditioned stimulus ensembles. However, in many cases these response-triggered stimulus sets have structure that is more complex than assumed. If not taken into account, when present it will bias the estimates of many simple statistics, and distort the estimated stimulus(More)