Measuring the Accuracy of the Neural Code

@inproceedings{Challis2007MeasuringTA,
  title={Measuring the Accuracy of the Neural Code},
  author={Edward Challis},
  year={2007}
}
Tuning curves are commonly used by the neuroscience community to characterise the response properties of sensory neurons to external stimuli. However, the interpretation of tuning curves remains an issue of debate. Do neurons most accurately encode stimuli located at the peak of their tuning curve, where they elicit maximal ring rates, and thus the response is most distinctive against background noise? Or do neurons most accurately encode stimuli in the high slope regions of their tuning curves… CONTINUE READING

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