Optimal Coding Predicts Attentional Modulation of Activity in Neural Systems


Neuronal activity in response to a fixed stimulus has been shown to change as a function of attentional state, implying that the neural code also changes with attention. We propose an information-theoretic account of such modulation: that the nervous system adapts to optimally encode sensory stimuli while taking into account the changing relevance of… (More)
DOI: 10.1162/neco.2007.19.5.1295


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