Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales

Panzeri, S., Brunel, N., Logothetis, N.K. and Kayser, C. (2010) Sensory neural codes using multiplexed temporal scales. Trends in Neurosciences, 33(3), pp. 111-120. (doi: 10.1016/j.tins.2009.12.001)

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Determining how neuronal activity represents sensory information is central for understanding perception. Recent work shows that neural responses at different timescales can encode different stimulus attributes, resulting in a temporal multiplexing of sensory information. Multiplexing increases the encoding capacity of neural responses, enables disambiguation of stimuli that cannot be discriminated at a single response timescale, and makes sensory representations stable to the presence of variability in the sensory world. Thus, as we discuss here, temporal multiplexing could be a key strategy used by the brain to form an information-rich and stable representation of the environment.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Panzeri, Professor Stefano and Kayser, Professor Christoph
Authors: Panzeri, S., Brunel, N., Logothetis, N.K., and Kayser, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Psychology & Neuroscience
Journal Name:Trends in Neurosciences

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