A Decline in Response Variability Improves Neural Signal Detection during Auditory Task Performance.

@article{Trapp2016ADI,
  title={A Decline in Response Variability Improves Neural Signal Detection during Auditory Task Performance.},
  author={Gardiner von Trapp and Bradley N Buran and Kamal Sen and Malcolm N. Semple and Dan H. Sanes},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={36 43},
  pages={11097-11106}
}
The detection of a sensory stimulus arises from a significant change in neural activity, but a sensory neuron's response is rarely identical to successive presentations of the same stimulus. Large trial-to-trial variability would limit the central nervous system's ability to reliably detect a stimulus, presumably affecting perceptual performance. However… CONTINUE READING