Multidimensional Encoding Strategy of Spiking Neurons

@article{Eurich2000MultidimensionalES,
  title={Multidimensional Encoding Strategy of Spiking Neurons},
  author={Christian W. Eurich and Stefan D. Wilke},
  journal={Neural Computation},
  year={2000},
  volume={12},
  pages={1519-1529}
}
Neural responses in sensory systems are typically triggered by a multitude of stimulus features. Using information theory, we study the encoding accuracy of a population of stochastically spiking neurons characterized by different tuning widths for the different features. The optimal encoding strategy for representing one feature most accurately consists of narrow tuning in the dimension to be encoded, to increase the single-neuron Fisher information, and broad tuning in all other dimensions… CONTINUE READING

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