Phase-of-firing coding of dynamical whisker stimuli and the thalamocortical code in barrel cortex

In the phase-of-firing (PoF) code the information carried by spikes is boosted when their firing is measured against the angular phase of the local extracellular signal. This coding strategy has been verified so far in visual and auditory cortices of monkeys at low frequencies [1,2]. Here we present the first evidence of this code in whisker modality. In… (More)