The Application of Gaussian channel theory to the estimation of information transmission rates in neural systems
UNSPECIFIED (2004) The Application of Gaussian channel theory to the estimation of information transmission rates in neural systems. In: Conference on Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical and Biomedical Systems II, Maspalomas, SPAIN, MAY 26-28, 2004. Published in: FLUCTUATIONS AND NOISE IN BIOLOGICAL, BIOPHYSICAL, AND BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS II, 5467 pp. 202-211.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.547114
We consider the application of Gaussian channel theory (GCT) to the problem of estimating the rate of information transmission through a nonlinear channel such as a neural element. We suggest that, contrary to popular belief, GCT can be applied to neural systems even when the dynamics are highly nonlinear. We show that, under suitable conditions, the Gaussianity of the response is not compromised and hence GCT can be usefully applied. Using the GCT approach we develop a new method for estimating information rates in the time domain. Finally, using this new method, we show that a recently introduced form of stochastic resonance, termed suprathreshold stochastic resonance, is also displayed by the information rate.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Series Name:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||FLUCTUATIONS AND NOISE IN BIOLOGICAL, BIOPHYSICAL, AND BIOMEDICAL SYSTEMS II|
|Publisher:||SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING|
|Editor:||Abbott, D and Bezrukov, SM and Der, A and Sanchez, A|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 202-211|
|Title of Event:||Conference on Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical and Biomedical Systems II|
|Location of Event:||Maspalomas, SPAIN|
|Date(s) of Event:||MAY 26-28, 2004|
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