Spike count reliability and the Poisson hypothesis.

  title={Spike count reliability and the Poisson hypothesis.},
  author={Asohan Amarasingham and Ting-Li Chen and Stuart Geman and Matthew T. Harrison and David L. Sheinberg},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={26 3},
The variability of cortical activity in response to repeated presentations of a stimulus has been an area of controversy in the ongoing debate regarding the evidence for fine temporal structure in nervous system activity. We present a new statistical technique for assessing the significance of observed variability in the neural spike counts with respect to a minimal Poisson hypothesis, which avoids the conventional but troubling assumption that the spiking process is identically distributed… CONTINUE READING
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