Neural Coding: Rate and Time Codes Work Together

  title={Neural Coding: Rate and Time Codes Work Together},
  author={Anil K. Seth},
  journal={Current Biology},
A new study shows that, when rats discriminate different textures using their whiskers, both spike-rate and spike-timing information in somatosensory cortex contribute to their perceptual decisions. An elegant information theory analysis shows these contributions to be complementary.