COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics


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Mathematics Colloquium: Dynamics and complexity of spike-time correlations


4:10 p.m. Neill Hall 5W

Andrea Barreiro

Correlations among neural spike times are found widely in the brain; they can be used to modulate or limit information in population coding, and open the possibility for cooperative coding of sensory inputs across neural populations. Correlations also introduce a daunting complexity; when every neuron is potentially correlated with every other, the amount of information needed to represent spiking activity grows exponentially with the number of cells.