Inferring the capacity of the vector Poisson channel with a Bernoulli model.

  title={Inferring the capacity of the vector Poisson channel with a Bernoulli model.},
  author={Don H. Johnson and Ilan N. Goodman},
  volume={19 1},
The capacity defines the ultimate fidelity limits of information transmission by any system. We derive the capacity of parallel Poisson process channels to judge the relative effectiveness of neural population structures. Because the Poisson process is equivalent to a Bernoulli process having small event probabilities, we infer the capacity of multi-channel Poisson models from their Bernoulli surrogates. For neural populations wherein each neuron has individual innervation, inter-neuron… CONTINUE READING


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