Equilibrating errors: reliable estimation of information transmission rates in biological systems with spectral analysis-based methods

@article{Ignatova2014EquilibratingER,
  title={Equilibrating errors: reliable estimation of information transmission rates in biological systems with spectral analysis-based methods},
  author={Irina Ignatova and Andrew S. French and Esa-Ville Immonen and Roman V Frolov and Matti Weckstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Biological Cybernetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={108},
  pages={305-320}
}
Shannon’s seminal approach to estimating information capacity is widely used to quantify information processing by biological systems. However, the Shannon information theory, which is based on power spectrum estimation, necessarily contains two sources of error: time delay bias error and random error. These errors are particularly important for systems with relatively large time delay values and for responses of limited duration, as is often the case in experimental work. The window function… CONTINUE READING