Biases in white noise analysis due to non-Poisson spike generation

  • Jonathan W. Pillowa, Eero P. Simoncellib
  • Published 2003

Abstract

White noise analysis methods for characterizing neurons typically ignore the dynamics of neural spike generation, assuming that spikes arise from an inhomogeneous Poisson process. We show that when spikes arise from a leaky integrate-and--re mechanism, a classical white noise estimate of a neuron’s temporal receptive -eld is signi-cantly biased. We develop… (More)

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