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Spikes: Exploring the Neural Code (Computational Neuroscience)

Spikes: Exploring the Neural Code (Computational Neuroscience)
Author: Fred Rieke - David Warland - Rob de Ruyter van Ste
ISBN 13: 9780262681087
ISBN 10: 262681080
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: A Bradford Book
Publication Date: 1999-06-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $50.00

What does it mean to say that a certain set of spikes is the right answer to a computational problem? In what sense does a spike train convey information about the sensory world? Spikes begins by providing precise formulations of these and related questions about the representation of sensory signals in neural spike trains. The answers to these questions are then pursued in experiments on sensory neurons.

Intended for neurobiologists with an interest in mathematical analysis of neural data as well as the growing number of physicists and mathematicians interested in information processing by "real" nervous systems, Spikes provides a self-contained review of relevant concepts in information theory and statistical decision theory.