A Method for Selecting the Bin Size of a Time Histogram

@article{Shimazaki2007AMF,
  title={A Method for Selecting the Bin Size of a Time Histogram},
  author={Hideaki Shimazaki and Shigeru Shinomoto},
  journal={Neural Computation},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={1503-1527}
}
The time histogram method is the most basic tool for capturing a time dependent rate of neuronal spikes. Generally in the neurophysiological literature, the bin size that critically determines the goodness of the fit of the time histogram to the underlying spike rate has been subjectively selected by individual researchers. Here, we propose a method for objectively selecting the bin size from the spike count statistics alone, so that the resulting bar or line graph time histogram best… Expand
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