Bridging rate coding and temporal spike coding by effect of noise

Naoki Masuda*, Kazuyuki Aihara

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A two-layered neural network composed of sensory neurons and cortical neurons were examined. It was shown that with small noise cortical neurons fire synchronously and intervals of synchronous firing robustly encode the signal information. A positive role of noise in the brain was suggested in a meaning different from stochastic resonance, coherence resonance and deterministic chaos.

Original languageEnglish
Article number248101
Pages (from-to)2481011-2481014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 17
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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