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Neuronal responses are often characterized by the firing rate as a function of the stimulus mean, or the f-I curve. We introduce a novel classification of neurons into Types A, B-, and B+ according to how f-I curves are modulated by input fluctuations. In Type A neurons, the f-I curves display little sensitivity to input fluctuations when the mean current(More)
The relationship between a neuron's complex inputs and its spiking output defines the neuron's coding strategy. This is frequently and effectively modeled phenomenologically by one or more linear filters that extract the components of the stimulus that are relevant for triggering spikes and a nonlinear function that relates stimulus to firing probability.(More)
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