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Empirical models of spiking in neural populations

@inproceedings{Macke2011EmpiricalMO,
  title={Empirical models of spiking in neural populations},
  author={Jakob H. Macke and Lars Buesing and John P. Cunningham and Byron M. Yu and Krishna V. Shenoy and Maneesh Sahani},
  booktitle={NIPS},
  year={2011}
}
Neurons in the neocortex code and compute as part of a locally interconnected population. Large-scale multi-electrode recording makes it possible to access these population processes empirically by fitting statistical models to unaveraged data. What statistical structure best describes the concurrent spiking of cells within a local network? We argue that in the cortex, where firing exhibits extensive correlations in both time and space and where a typical sample of neurons still reflects only a… 

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