Temporal encoding in nervous systems: A rigorous definition

@article{Theunissen2004TemporalEI,
  title={Temporal encoding in nervous systems: A rigorous definition},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric E. Theunissen and John P. Miller},
  journal={Journal of Computational Neuroscience},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={149-162}
}
We propose a rigorous definition for the termtemporal encoding as it is applied to schemes for the representation of information withinpatterns of neuronal action potentials, and distinguish temporal encoding schemes from those based on window-averagedmean rate encoding. [] Key Method We distinguish between the concepts of theencoding time window and theintegration time window, the latter of which is defined as the duration of a stimulus signal that affects the response of the neuron.

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