Encoding of natural sounds by variance of the cortical local field potential 1 2

22 Neural encoding of sensory stimuli is typically studied by averaging neural signals across 23 repetitions of the same stimulus. However, recent work has suggested that the variance of 24 neural activity across repeated trials can also depend on sensory inputs. Here, we 25 characterize how inter-trial variance of the local field potential (LFP) in primary… CONTINUE READING